12 years into his professional boxing career, Richard Commey has fought 36 times with 30 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. As of March 2023, Commey's boxing record stands at 30-5-1 (27 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Richard Commey is a Ghanaian professional boxer. He was born in Accra, Ghana on March 10, 1987. Commey made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 on February 26, 2011. He is a lightweight world champion. Commey turned 36 this month, on the 10th.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||2|
|36||Mar 25, 2023||36||José Ramírez||Loss||KO11|
|35||Aug 27, 2022||35||José Pedraza||Draw||SD|
|34||Dec 11, 2021||34||Vasiliy Lomachenko||Loss||UD|
|33||Feb 13, 2021||33||Jackson Marinez||Win||KO6|
|32||Dec 14, 2019||32||Teófimo López||Loss||TKO2|
|31||Jun 28, 2019||32||Ray Beltrán||Win||KO8|
|30||Feb 2, 2019||31||Isa Chaniev||Win||TKO2|
|29||Aug 4, 2018||31||Yardley Armenta Cruz||Win||TKO2|
|28||Mar 10, 2018||31||Alejandro Luna||Win||TKO6|
|27||Mar 11, 2017||30||Hedi Slimani||Win||UD|
|26||Dec 2, 2016||29||Denis Shafikov||Loss||SD|
|25||Sep 9, 2016||29||Robert Easter Jr.||Loss||SD|
|24||Mar 19, 2016||29||Anzor Gamgebeli||Win||TKO2|
|23||Oct 17, 2015||28||Kakha Avetisiani||Win||TKO5|
|22||May 22, 2015||28||Bahodir Mamadjonov||Win||TKO8|
|21||Mar 14, 2015||28||Thompson Mokwana||Win||TKO7|
|20||Feb 7, 2015||27||Mikheil Avakian||Win||TKO4|
|19||Dec 13, 2014||27||Samir Ziani||Win||UD|
|18||Jul 12, 2014||27||Gary Buckland||Win||UD|
|17||Dec 26, 2013||26||Prince Ofotsu||Win||TKO8|
|16||Jul 13, 2013||26||Paul Truscott||Win||TKO8|
|15||Mar 8, 2013||25||Bilal Mohammad||Win||KO7|
|14||Dec 8, 2012||25||Fuseini Ahmed||Win||TKO7|
|13||Sep 15, 2012||25||Kris Hughes||Win||RTD4|
|12||Jul 7, 2012||25||Simas Volosinas||Win||TKO3|
|11||Dec 16, 2011||24||Korley Collison||Win||TKO6|
|10||Dec 2, 2011||24||Yusif Salifu||Win||TKO3|
|9||Nov 4, 2011||24||Zakaria Salifu||Win||TKO4|
|8||Oct 21, 2011||24||Tetteh Lamptey||Win||TKO3|
|7||Sep 10, 2011||24||Emmanuel Odoi||Win||KO2|
|6||Jul 30, 2011||24||Dan Quartey||Win||KO2|
|5||Jun 24, 2011||24||Zakaria Salifu||Win||TKO3|
|4||May 21, 2011||24||Yaw Sakiya||Win||TKO3|
|3||Apr 29, 2011||24||Kuma Doe||Win||KO3|
|2||Apr 2, 2011||24||Obile Issaka||Win||TKO1|
|1||Feb 26, 2011||23||Baba Nsor||Win||TKO2|
Richard Commey is a lightweight world champion. He has held one world title at lightweight, which was a vacant title win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Richard Commey made his professional boxing debut against Baba Nsor at the age of 23 on February 26, 2011, defeating Nsor via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 23 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 21 wins via stoppage.
Commey had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on September 9, 2016 after 24 professional fights, against Robert Easter Jr. for the IBF (vacant) title. He lost to Easter Jr. via 12 round split-decision.
Commey has won one world title at lightweight. For all the details about Commey's world title wins and defenses refer to "Richard Commey World Titles".
Some of Commey's best fights and notable victories include wins over Ray Beltrán, Yardley Armenta Cruz, Alejandro Luna, Isa Chaniev, Jackson Marinez, and Samir Ziani.
Richard Commey has had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career so far — two of them in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Robert Easter Jr. via 12 round split-decision on September 9, 2016, which ended his 24-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost three times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Richard Commey's losses".
His most recent fight was a non-title bout against American boxer José Ramírez on March 25, 2023. Commey lost the fight via 11th round KO.
Commey's professional boxing record is currently at 30-5-1, which includes 27 knockout wins and two losses via knockout, and one title win. He is on a one-fight losing streak.
Richard Commey has fought a total of 36 times till today. These three fights are the highlight of his career.
September 9, 2016: In his first world-title fight, Richard Commey loses to Robert Easter Jr. via 12 round split-decision. He was fighting for the IBF (vacant) lightweight title.
February 2, 2019: Commey wins the IBF lightweight title from Isa Chaniev, by beating Chaniev via 2nd round TKO.
June 28, 2019: Commey successfully defends the IBF lightweight title against Ray Beltrán, winning the fight via 8th round KO.
A 36-year old Richard Commey (30-4-1, 27 KO) fought American boxer José Ramírez, who was 30 years old with a record of 27-1. Ramírez was on a one-fight win streak with 17 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 4 cm reach advantage over Commey.
Commey lost to Ramírez via 11th round KO.
A 35-year old Richard Commey (30-4, 27 KO) fought Puerto Rican boxer José Pedraza, who was 33 years old with a record of 29-4. Pedraza was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 1 cm but Commey had a 1 cm reach advantage over Pedraza.
The fight ended in a 10 round split-decision draw and both the boxers added a draw to their respective records. A good performance, nonetheless.
A 34-year old Richard Commey (30-3, 27 KO) fought Ukrainian boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko, who was 33 years old with a record of 15-2. Lomachenko was on a one-fight win streak with 11 KO wins. Commey was the taller of the two by 3 cms and also had a 14 cm reach advantage.
Commey lost to Lomachenko via 12 round unanimous decision.
A 33-year old Richard Commey (29-3, 26 KO) fought Dominican boxer Jackson Marinez, who was 30 years old with a record of 19-1. Marinez was on a one-fight losing streak, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms but Commey had a 3 cm reach advantage over Marinez.
Commey defeated Marinez via 6th round KO.
A 32-year old Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KO) faced an undefeated American boxer Teófimo López, who was 22 years old with a record of 14-0 in a lightweight title defense fight. López was on a 14-fight win streak with 11 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Commey had a 6 cm reach advantage over López.
Commey lost to López via 2nd round TKO and lost the IBF lightweight title.
A 32-year old Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KO) faced Mexican boxer Ray Beltrán, who was 37 years old with a record of 35-8-1 in a lightweight title defense fight. Beltrán was on a one-fight win streak with 21 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height and same reach.
Commey defeated Beltrán via 8th round KO to retain the IBF lightweight title.
A 29-year old Richard Commey (24-0, 22 KO) challended an undefeated American boxer Robert Easter Jr.'s IBF (vacant) lightweight champion and defended the title. Easter Jr. was 25 years old with a record of 17-0. Easter Jr. was on a 17-fight win streak with 14 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 7 cms and also had a 13 cm reach advantage over Commey.
Commey lost to Easter Jr. via 12 round split-decision. He suffers the first loss of his career, and his 24-fight win streak comes to an end.
Commey has knocked out 27 of his 36 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 75%. Of his total 30 wins, 27 of them have been via KO (90%).
Commey has five losses. José Ramírez, Vasiliy Lomachenko, Teófimo López, Denis Shafikov, and Robert Easter Jr. are the five boxers who have beaten Commey.