Two thoroughbred boxers will take to the ring on Friday, June 28th, those boxers being current IBF Lightweight World Titlist 🇬🇭Richard Commey (28-2-0, 25KO) of Ghana, and former WBO World Titlist 🇲🇽🇺🇸Ray Beltran (36-8-1, 22KO), which will go down at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, USA.
Once upon a time, Beltran was widely recognized as the best non-Champion in all of boxing for roughly a 4-5 year stretch, one who was snake-bitten with his luck, however he finally broke through the barrier to winning his first World Title back in February of 2018. He lost his Title to improving stand-out Puerto Rican boxer 🇵🇷Jose Pedraza in August of 2018, so he made a move up to Junior-Welterweight where he defeated a highly ranked contender. Considering this opportunity and what is on the horizon (to be covered later), the 38 year old Beltran decided to come down and interject himself into the mix as a very capable challenge for this World Title Belt.
Richard Commey continued to work to get to the position he is now in, and made his dreams of becoming a Champion come true back in February earlier this year. He had plans to fight for all the marbles on the table against Vasiliy Lomachenko, however he was deemed unable to partake, due to the timing and the nature of his hand injury. Instead Commey had to take a little time off, to get back in the fray, and what we ultimately have gong on right now is an unofficial 6-man Tournament in the Lightweight division for supremacy.
THE BREAKDOWN – Here’s how things are slated to shake out here…..you have 👑♛🥇🥇🇺🇦Vasiliy Lomachenko, 🇬🇧Luke Campbell, 🇬🇭Richard Commey, 🇺🇸Raymundo Beltran, 🇺🇸Teofimo Lopez & 🇯🇵Masayoshi Nakatani participating. The winner between Beltran/Commey will likely face the winner of the Lopez/Nakatani contest. The winner out of that bracket may ultimately face the winner of Lomachenko/Campbell for ♛Undisputed Lightweight Champion. Tune in Friday to ESPN to see this kick off with a 50/50 type of match,to see who will advance.