Ghana’s darling boxer, Richard Commey has become the new IBF lightweight champion after knocking out the Russian, Isa Chaniev on Saturday night, February 2, 2019.
Richard Commey delivered a super performance against Isa Chaniev and during the second round of the bout, he won through a hefty knockout.
Commey floored Chaniev late in the first round with a right hook into the side of the head, but the Russian managed to beat the count and was saved by the bell as the round came to an end.
Commey continued his dominance in the second, and floored Chaniev again just 10 seconds into the 2nd round, with a powerful left hook.
The Russian beat the count, but it was clear he was barely hanging on, and Commey applied the finishing blow with a hard left hook to send Chaniev tumbling down for the third time and the referee ended the fight just 40 seconds into the second round.
Commey now becomes Ghana’s 9th world champion and will have a chance to unify the division on an April 12 against Vasyl Lomachenko.