Boxing News At Five | Aug 28 2019

Boxing News at Five: Commey says Lomachenko is NOT the best boxer in the sport, Horn promised Murata shot if he wins next fight

Richard Commey disputes claims Vasyl Lomachenko is the sport's pound-for-pound number one, and Jeff Horn is lined up for a December 23 title shot
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GHANA’S IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey says he finds it difficult calling WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko the finest boxer on the planet when the Ukrainian has mostly had things all his own way as a pro.

Commey, no stranger to hardship, has battled back from two split-decision losses to emerge as a world champion in 2019. He knocked out Isa Chaniev in February to win the belt, then defended it with an eighth-round stoppage of Raymundo Beltran to retain it in June.

As well as his homeland, Commey has competed professionally in England, Denmark, Russia, Germany, South Africa and the United States of America. In short, he has had no favours and has had to do things the hard way from day one.