Feature | Highlight 3 | Issue | Premium | Jun 25 2019

‘When the time comes for me to fight Lomachenko, people will see what Richard Commey has got’

Richard Commey used to be able to walk through New York unnoticed, but not on this day, writes Declan Taylor
Richard Commey
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THE security guard’s eyes widened and his mouth opened in disbelief.

He quickly removed his baseball cap and struggled to find the words he was looking for, as if a combination of Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur and Queen Elizabeth II had decided today was the day for a trip up the Empire State Building.

Instead, before him stood a beaming 5ft 9in man from Ghana who was hoping to take a picture with his red and gold world title belt 102 floors above the mayhem of Manhattan. All he needed was permission to take the elevator with strap in hand.