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Richard Commey returns on February 13 against Jackson Marinez

Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion, Richard Commey, is billed to make his long return to the ring against Dominican fighter Jackson Marinez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on February 13.

The fight is expected to be a 10-round lightweight co-feature on the Joe Smith-Maxim Vlasov light heavyweight contest for the vacant WBO world title.

Commey has been out of the ring since losing a second round knockout to unified lightweight titlist Teofimo Lopez last December.

The Ghanaian hard-hitting fighter is expected to use the Martinez fight as a tune up towards his quest to become a two-time world champion by close of 2021.

Commey has been in New York training under Andre Rozier towards his return and is looking forward to returning to winning ways after that shock defeat to Lopez.

Meanwhile, Marinez is bent on making a statement against Commey having lost his previous fight to Rolando Romero in a unanimous but controversial decision.

The Dominican has a single defeat in 20 professional fights with seven knockout victories but will be fighting a world champion for the first time in his career.

He is anticipated to give Commey a good account of himself against the wounded Ghanaian who needs a win badly to restart his quest for world glory.

Source: graphic.com.gh

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