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26.02.2021 Boxing

Richard Commey apologises to Ghana Boxing Authority

By GRAPHIC SPORTS
Richard Commey apologises to Ghana Boxing Authority
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Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion, Richard Commey, has issued an apology for unfortunate comments made about the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA).

During a recent interview, Commey (30-3, 27 KOs), who is expected to return to the ring in June, made comments regarding the GBA that were deemed incendiary by many who witnessed it.

In an apology letter received from Commey through his manager, Michael Amoo-Bediako of Streetwise Management, Commey described his comments as unfortunate and promised to avoid similar utterances in the future.

“It has come to my attention that in a recent interview I may have caused offence to the GBA and others in the boxing fraternity by using certain words which now I realise were inappropriate.

“I wish to apologise to the GBA and to all concerned. I realise that in my position as a role model to many I have to be mindful of my actions,” parts of the letter read.

“In future I will refrain from airing certain views in public and deal with them diplomatically and appropriately. There are certain things that I am unhappy with and on my return to Ghana along with my team we will deal with them in the correct way,” it ended.

Commey returned from his world championship loss to Teofimo Lopez to earn a sixth round stoppage victory over Jackson Marinez early this month.

Bellow is a the statement from Commey:
Dear All:
It has come to my attention that in a recent interview I may have caused offence to the GBA and others in the boxing fraternity by using certain words which now I realise were inappropriate.

I wish to apologise to the GBA and to all concerned. I realise that in my position as a role model to many I have to be mindful of my actions.

In future I will refrain from airing certain views in public and deal with them diplomatically and appropriately. There are certain things that I am unhappy with and on my return to Ghana along with my team we will deal with them in the correct way.

Yours sincerely,
Richard Commey

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