Ghana Boxing Richard Commey, Duke Micah claim vacant WBC titles

In the main bout, Ghana’s Richard Commey claimed a unanimous decision win over Belgium’s Hedi Slimani, the scores were, 116-112, 117-113 and 116-112.

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It was all joy at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Saturday night, as three Ghanaian boxers, namely Richard Commey, Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah made the nation proud.

The three pugilists claimed the vacant WBC titles which was at stake. The show promoted by Streetwise Promotions in conjunction with Errol Hawk Sports Management was part of Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

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In attendance was President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, Youth and Sports minister Isaac Asiamah, also in attendance was boxing luminaries that includes ex-world champions Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey and Alfred Kotey.

In the main bout, Ghana’s Richard Commey claimed a unanimous decision win over Belgium’s Hedi Slimani, the scores were, 116-112, 117-113 and 116-112.

Commey started the bout on a bright note as he opened a deep cut beneath Slimani’s left eye, the Ghanaian pushed forward landing some terrific punches but the Belgian stood to the test.

It was back and forth in the fifth and the sixth round. Slimani had his best moment in the seventh round – The Belgian with a ferocious hook opened up a cut above Commey’s right eye.

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Commey drew a lot of cheers from the stands, as he staggered Slimani with two quick hooks and three uppercuts, but the Belgian stood to the test.

In the final round, Commey went on attack – pushed Slimani back with persistent jabs, moment later the two boxers traded punches in the middle of the ring, but the Ghanaian was the better boxer among the two.

With the win, Commey has thus improved his fight record to 25-2, (22 KO’s), while Slimani record stands at 26-3, (14 KO’s).

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