Richmond Commey captures National Featherweight Title on Bukom Fist of Fury Fight Night 3 Bill


After losing two important fights in his career this year, veteran boxer Richmond Commey came back strongly and made amends to please his fans by defeating Isaac Nettey aka Messiah or Kalusha on Fight Night 3 of the Bukom Fist of Fury.

Commey won in style as most fans sat down to enjoy in the late hours of Friday night to see him punch and dance to victory.

At the end of the action packed bout, the three officials scored 118 – 111, 117 – 113 and 117 – 111 all in favour of Commey to win by a majority decision.

The new national featherweight champion told fans he wants to face Wasiru Mohammed again for a rematch.

Wasiru Mohammed knocked him to grab the national super bantamweight title, and went on the beat Isaac Sackey for the WBO Africa title.

Sackey beat Commey on points to win the WBO Africa title, but lost it to Wasiru Mohammed after a controversial fight score by a referee from Benin.

In other bouts of the professional fights on the night, John Laryea won on points over tough Nigerian opponent Amadu.

George Ashie and Korle Collison exhibited boxing skills in an exhibition fight to thrill fans.

Felix Ajom aka Avaro also beat Ben Ankrah aka Congo Soldier in another exciting fight.

All the amateur and juvenile bouts were interesting and fans were very much grateful to the organisers of the Bukom Fist of Fury.

Some Black Bombers who represented their clubs fought and won, like Commonwealth Games 2018 Bronze medalist who beat Sylvester Doku in a lightweight contest.

12 amateur fights were held on Friday night and most ended in knock outs.

Coach Ofori Asare told Yours Truly, all the boxers are doing well and it is good the league is back to keep boxers in form at all times.

He thanked the deputy Minister of Youth & Sports, Hon Perry Okudzeto for staying on to watch the last fight which was an encouragement to both boxers and spectators.

Rising musician, Papilon Blood entertained the fans with his popular songs.

Moses Foh Amoaning, Consultant to the Bukom Fist of Fury commended Metro Mass Transit for providing three buses to convey boxing fans from some locations in Accra, and sending them back free of charge.

The Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing League is sponsored by GNPC, ADB, TSEL, ddp, GTV Sports Plus and other media partners.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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