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Commey looks to Azonto his way to Commonwealth title shot on Saturday


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http://static.boxrec.com/wiki/0/00/Commey_hughes020.jpgSaturday Night Fever at the York Hall is topped by exciting Ghanaian knockout specialist Richard 'Azonto' Commey (15-0), who takes on Middlesbrough's former Commonwealth featherweight champion Paul Truscott (19-3) in a final eliminator for the CBC's lightweight title.

Commey has dispatched all of his fifteen opponents early. In his last UK bout, he was bamboozling Bellshill Badger Kris Hughes (16-4) before the Scot retired on his stool after the fourth round. Since then, Commey has notched up two wins in his native Ghana, picking up the IBF Continental Africa lightweight title in March.

On the same night Commey fights Truscott, Liverpudlian Derry Mathews takes on Hull's Tommy Coyle in a needle match, with the Commonwealth lightweight title on the line.

Commey said: "I have total respect for Truscott but the one I want is Derry Mathews. His manager said I was no good on Twitter, and I want to show him by beating his boy. First, however, I have to fight Paul who is a quality fighter. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Commey's manager Michael Amoo-Bediako, who runs the Pro SW gym in Loughton, Essex, said:

“I saw the lad for the first time in Ghana and decided that this is it. I will take him to the pinnacle of boxing and am sure his rise will help fuel others to follow his path.”

Chief support comes in the form of Brixton's Ian Lewison (7-2-1) rematching Irishman Colin Kenna (17-12-3), who beat Lewison in his last fight back in November 2011. This time it's over 10 rounds for a Masters belt, and Lewison says things will be different:

"I am going to hurt and punish Kenna. The fight will be a destruction. I will be at my lightest and fastest ever. Don't blink as Kenna hits the canvas".

Saturday Night Fever also sees the return of Chatham heavy Tom Dallas (16-3) who has recently signed a promotional deal with Steve Goodwin. Dallas hasn't boxed since losing in the semi final of Prizefighter last year to eventual winner Tor Hamer, and is looking to get back in the heavyweight mix. Dallas boxes Czech Tomas Mrazek (7-41).

Carshalton's 'Pretty' Ricky Boylan (8-0) boxes over eight rounds for the first time against Czech Jan Holec (3-0), aas does Watford light-heavyweight Miles Shinkwin (3-0), who fights Doncaster's John Anthony (8-32-1). Ilford super middleweight Kevin Greenwood (2-2) faces another Czech, Vaclav Polak (1-1) over six two minute rounds.

Pictured above: Richard Commey v Kris Hughes at the York Hall, 2012 by Bernard Miller for BoxRec News

 

 

 

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