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Commey: I Can't Wait To Fight Mikey Garcia - I Will Win

 IBF Lightweight Title Mandatory Challenger Richard Commey (26-2, 23 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, now fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, faces battle-tested Mexican veteran Yardley Cruz (24-10, 14 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico, in an eight-round clash on Saturday, August 4, at NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
 
Commey vs. Cruz is one of the featured undercard bouts of the stacked Premier Boxing Champions on Fox and Fox Deportes event. Determined to keep his mandatory status, Commey understands that this bout versus Cruz is a must-win for him with a world title shot looming. Doors to the venue open at 3:00pm, with the undercard commencing shortly thereafter.
 
On March 10, Commey looked sensational, stopping the previously unbeaten 22-0 Alejandro Luna in six rounds to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF lightweight title, then held by Robert Easter. Last Saturday, Mikey Garcia defeated Easter via unanimous decision to capture the IBF belt in a unification bout.

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"I'm excited to fight this Saturday night on such a big card and can't wait to fight for the IBF Lightweight World Title against Mikey Garcia," said Commey. "This time I'll be victorious and fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a world champion.
 
"I'm very grateful to my promoter Lou DiBella and the rest of my team for giving me the opportunity to face Alejandro Luna and now Yardley Cruz. First, I must be victorious on Saturday then next stop is my world title fight."
 
Commey previously challenged Easter for the same title in September 2016, losing a very close 12-round split decision in Reading, PA, in a highly entertaining battle.
 
"Richard had an outstanding victory against Alejandro Luna in March stopping him in the sixth round and is now the well-deserved #1 mandatory challenger for the IBF Lightweight World Title," said Commey's promoter Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "Mikey Garcia won the title on Saturday night and now Richard is in line to face him for the championship.
 
"Fans coming to the fights on Saturday at NYCB Live will be able to see Richard in action against Yardley Cruz, giving him the opportunity to stay sharp ahead of his world title challenge."
 
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.nycblive.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE. Group discounts are available by calling 516-231-4848.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sosay on 08-03-2018

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;18989976]There is no 135lb fighter that can beat Mikey Garcia. 140 is a different ballgame though. I would favor Taylor and Prograis over Garcia.[/QUOTE] After what I seen in their last fights, Mikey beats both comfortably to me. 147…

Comment by Pound4PoundStud on 08-03-2018

Not sure why Comey thinks he is fighting Mikey Garcia next? Mikey has declared on national TV that he is moving up to face Errol Spence. Mikey will vacate the title, simple as that.

Comment by vitali1999 on 08-02-2018

Garcia will move to Welterweight and get a reality check. Hard core style. He will find out the hard way he's to short for welterweight division

Comment by Mister Wolf on 08-02-2018

There is no 135lb fighter that can beat Mikey Garcia. 140 is a different ballgame though. I would favor Taylor and Prograis over Garcia.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 08-02-2018

Mr. Commey, if you're waiting for Mikey, you're going to be waiting for a long time! Gotta Snickers? Maybe shoot for that rematch with Easter Jr.? Honestly, I can only see Mikey coming back to 135 for "Tank" Davis, and…

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