Lightweight contender Richard Commey is the new WBC international champion after defeating Hedi Slimani on Saturday at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Ghana.
Commey increased his winning tally to 25 after the three judges scored 116-112, 117-113, 116-112 in his favor.
Boxing fanatics were thrilled with mouthwatering scintillating boxing as the two boxers showcased their class. Slimani was swift with his punches but which was not heavy to wither Commey who retaliated back with much more power.
Round six got heated with influx of punches from Commey, however Hedi responded back in style as he stormed Richard unexpectedly nearly causing a knock. Commey’s flow resulted in a deep cut on the face of Belgian with blood spurting out but Hedi still persisted on to the end.
The final rounds produced more excitement when Commey continued to deepen the wound on the fore head of Silmani. The Belgian also managed to wound Richard as well.
Commey is now looking forward to another world title opportunity after he lost the vacant IBF World lightweight title to Robert Easter Jnr. in September 2016.
In his first bout since November of 2015 when he suffered a broken jaw at the hands of Kevin Bizier, Fredrick Lawson bounced back with a twelve round majority decision (116-113, 114-114 and 119-109) victory over Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings to win the vacant WBC international silver welterweight belt.
Duke Micah (20-0, 18 KOs) added the WBC International bantamweight title to the Commonwealth title around his waist after knocking out Mexico’s Jonathan Aguilar in the ninth round in the first bout of the night.
The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and other dignitaries attended the historical card.