The General Secretary for the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Mr. Patrick Johnson has noted that the knockout punch that floored Richard Oblittey Commey in his bout against Teófimo López over the wicked was a ‘Lucky Punch’.
The Ghanaian boxer was in action at the Maddison Square Garden in New York on Sunday dawn where he was defending his IBF Lightweight World title against the highly-rated Mexican.
After two rounds of boxing, the bout had to be stopped with Teófimo López mercilessly destroying Richard Oblittey Commey.
The challenger landed a heavy punch in round two that floored the defender to the canvas. Though he was able to get back on his feet, he failed to recover and ended up receiving continuous punches on the ropes.
The referee for the bout eventually ended the bout with Teófimo López being adjudged the winner by way of Knockout (KO).
Assessing the bout in an interview with Nimde3 FM today, General Secretary for the GBA, Mr. Patrick Johnson has stressed that the punch that did the damage to Richard Commey was a lucky one.
“The knockout Punch to Richard Commey was just a lucky Punch for Teófimo López but Commey Will bounce back to retain his world title”, he said.
He further shared that the GBA is worried about the latest loss to the Ghanaian boxer but is in no way disappointment because they are confident he will bounce back to recover the lost IBF title.
“We (Ghana Boxing Authority) were a little bit worried about Richard Commey’s loss to Teófimo López but we're not disappointed in him”, Mr. Patrick Johnson added.