Two of Ghana’s finest are making noise in the Big Apple. Lightweight contender Richard Commey and welterweight counterpart Fredrick Lawson are beasting in New York gyms, preparing for Fall dates that will bring both closer to a world title shot.
Commey, who is rated no. 4 by the WBC and no. 6 by the IBF, is on the verge of another world title shot under new promoter DiBella Promotions.
“I will achieve what I want in boxing,” Commey declared during an interview with BoxingAfrica.com. My manager [Michael Amoo-Bediako] has never lost hope in me and neither has my trainer [Lawrence Carl Lokko]. I know there are a lot of people backing me and praying for me, so I’m just very excited. I want to show the world that I am proud to be Ghanaian and proud to be fighting for Ghana.”
Lawson ended a 16-month layoff last March, capturing the vacant WBC International Silver welterweight title with a 12-round decision over Sakima Mullings. Lawson signed with Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Promotions earlier this month and expects to return to the ring in September.
“I’m right back in the gym because that’s where I need to be,” he said. “I want to thank manager, Jacob Zwennes, for what he’s done and continually pushing me. With the help of God, and my manager’s vision, everything is now in place. My manager has done a lot for me, in my corner from so long until now and when people were counting me out, he’s put me in a position to redeem myself. I just ask all the fans in Ghana to watch this space because we’re going to do our thing.”