Richard Commey - Bio, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Age, Height, Record, Wiki
Richard Commey is a Ghanaian professional boxer who held the IBF lightweight title in 2019. Previously, he held multiple regional lightweight titles including; the Ghanaian title in 2011; the ABU title in 2013; and the Commonwealth title from 2014 to 2015. He is also known for fighting against Teofimo Lopez, Ray Beltran, Isa Askhabovich, and more. He has a great boxing record. Out of 35 matches, he won 30 matches and lost 4 matches whereas 1 match was draw.
What is Richard Commey Famous For?
- Being a Ghanaian boxer.
- For holding the IBF lightweight title in 2019.
What is Richard Commey Nationality?
Richard Commey took birth on 10th March 1987. He is from Accra, Ghana. He holds Ghanaian nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. He was born with the birth name of Richard Oblitey Commey. About his parents, he was born to his mother, Joyce Florence whereas the details about his father is still to get disclosed yet. He was raised by his mum whom Richard regarded as his encouragement and strength. He was raised in the poverty line. His mother used to trade perishable items in the market. About his education, he didn't go to school. He used to play soccer in an amateur league for the Cidabs Academy as a kid. Later, he took up martial arts and was considered Ghana's top kickboxer. In 2007, some Japanese recruiters spotted him and gave him the opportunity to compete worldwide. After that, he decided to settle in the UAE. Later, he made his career in boxing.
Richard Commey Career Timeline
- Commey fought for a world title for the first time in his career, against undefeated Robert Easter Jr. on 9 September 2016. Commey managed to drop Easter Jr. in the eighth round, but it wouldn't be enough for the judges, two of them scoring the fight 115–112 and 114–113 in favor of Easter Jr., while the third judge scored the fight 114–113 for Commey, handing Easter Jr. the split-decision win.
- For the vacant IBF lightweight title in 2016, Commey defeated Isa Chaniev in 2019 to capture the IBF title in his second attempt.
- In his next fight, he made his first title defense, against former champion Ray Beltrán. The title was on the line for Beltran, since he failed to make the required weight limit for the fight.
- He fought and dropped Beltrán four times during the fight, the last knockdown being the decisive one since it prompted referee Eddie Hernandez Sr to stop the fight.
- Next, he fought against undefeated 22-year-old prospect Teófimo López on 14 December 2019. During the middle of the second round, both fighters tried to connect on a right hand, but López was the one who got to his target first, catching Commey with a vicious right hand which sent him down on the floor. Commey managed to beat the count, however, López immediately went into attack mode, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
- On 13th February 2021, he rebounded from his defeat against López with a sixth-round knockout victory against Jackson Marinez.
- On 11th December 2021, he faced former champion Vasiliy Lomachenko from Ukraine in an almost one-sided fight. Lomachenko dominated the fight from round one to round twelve. In round 7, Commey was knocked down and visibly shaken, causing Lomachenko to tell Commey's corner to stop the fight because of the obvious damages done to the Ghanaian fighter. After some ringside verification at the start of round 8, Commey continued, and Lomachenko won nearly all the remaining rounds. He lost to Lomachenko in a unanimous decision.
- Recently, he fought against Puerto Rican fighter, José Pedraza on 27th August 2022 which result in a draw with the record of 30-4-1 held in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.
- Regarding his MMA records, he fought for 35 fights till now out of which he lost 4 and won 30 fights. Whereas 1 match is draw.
Who is Richard Commey Girlfriend?
Richard Commey is not married yet and he does not have a girlfriend at present. He is single at the time of writing. He is enjoying his present life a lot. His sexual orientaiton is straight and he is not gay. He remains silent when it comes to his personal life.
How much is Richard Commey Net Worth?
Richard Commey is a successful professional boxer who has made a huge fortune from his career. As of 2022, Richard Commey has accumulated a net worht of $10 Million. His main source of wealth comes from his fighting career. He is making his salary in millions of dollars. His purse was about $750K in his fight against the American boxer, Teofimo Lopez which he lost. In his win against, Ray Beltran, he made $350K and $20K. After he won the IBF title in 2019, the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo rewarded him with a car and 50K GHS. He is living a lavish lifestyle at present.
How tall is Richard Commey?
Richard Commey stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches of 1.73 m. His body weight consists of 61.23 Kg or 135 lbs. His hair color is black and his eye color is brown. His body build is athletic and muscular. His highest reach is 71 in or 1.80 m.
Trivias About Richard Commey You Need To Know.
- His zodiac sign is pisces.
- His current division is lightweight.
- His stance is orthodox.
- Richard Oblitey Commey is his real name.