VASYL LOMACHENKO is on a war path to reclaim his world titles – and next up in tonight is Richard Commey.
The Ukrainian sensation continues his fight back towards lightweight world title glory but faces a tough rival in Ghanaian star Commey at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
Lomachenko was beaten by Teofimo Lopez on points in October 2020 to surrender his WBA, WBO, IBF and Ring Magazine titles.
While Commey also lost to Lopez, inside two rounds, back in December 2019.
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Lomachenko again bosses that one but fighting with such less ferociousness as he did earlier.
Will he let Commey see the final bell?
We go into the 12th – and FINAL – round!
Another dominant round for Lomachenko there.
Commey is steady on his legs now but he’s miles behind.
Does seem to lack the finishing blow though does Loma.
Commey letting more shots go in the ninth, he seems to have recovered his legs.
Lomachenko definitely not fighting with the same snap as he did in the first seven rounds.
Intriguing contest here as we head into the 10th round.
Commey is still here in the fight, but he seems off the pace after that woeful seventh round.
Lomachenko moving about well but he’s lowered his velocity in this round too which the events of the last round still in the front of his mind.
Doctors again look at Commey but deem him fine to head out for the ninth round.
Incredible scenes here in the seventh round!
Lomachenko DROPPED Commey with a sharp left. The Ghanaian made the referee’s count but is still clearly on unsteady legs.
Lomachenko even pleaded with Commey’s corner to pull him out but they kept him in.
The referee and doctors look at Commey before the eighth round, and both have deemed him ok to continue.
Lomachenko backs Commey up against the ropes but can’t land that big shot on his opponent.
Sensational speed from Lomachenko but yet again Commey connects with a couple of jabs to let him know he’s more than still in this.
We head into round seven and the second half of this one.
Scrapier round there in the fifth, with Commey having a few moments of success after the clinch.
But Lomachenko connected with the punch of the round with a looping right.
Another big smile emerges across Commey’s face as we enter the sixth round.
Loma trying to open gaps in Commey’s defence still with another strong round in the bag.
He’s moving nicely around the ring, but Commey is certainly not out of this one yet, not by a long shot!
We enter the fifth round at Madison Square Garden.
HUGE straight left from Lomachenko in the third round – that’s the punch of the fight so far.
It jolt’s Commey’s head back but he takes it well and maintains his stance in the middle of the ring.
Loma showing incredible speed now as we head into the fourth.
Warming up nicely this one with Lomachenko starting to find his rhythm.
Loma showing incredible speed in the second round, connecting to the head and body to rock Commey against the ropes.
But the ever dangerous Commey is always there too right in Loma’s face.
“Loma, Loma, Loma” rings around Madison Square Garden.
But that was a cagey opener from the Ukrainian star.
Commey landed a couple power lefts as the Matrix tries to work his man out.
We go into the second!
LOMACHENKO VS COMMEY
The pair touch gloves in the middle of the ring.
And we’re underway!
We’ll be bringing you round-by-round updates right here…
THE MATRIX IS HERE
And now out comes ‘The Matrix’ Lomachenko to the theme from the Matrix…
But will he be able to register another win before the new film comes out next week?
Out comes Richard Commey first.
He’s all smiles down to the ring and is relaxation personified.
27 KOs out of his 33 wins remember…
MAIN EVENT TIME
Here we go!
Can Lomachenko continue his quest to get back into world title contention?
Or will Commey himself get back into the mix with victory?
We don’t have long to find out…
As ever, the voice of an angel there from the Gyspy King, who even got a rendition of He’s a Jolly Good Fellow in for Bob Arum too.
Now Fury’s singing an old classic of his, American Pie.
Arum is the picture of joy on his 90th birthday as he joins in the chorus.
TYSON FURY ARRIVES
But before then, there’s a treat in store…
Tyson Fury has arrived and he will SING Happy Birthday to promoter Bob Arum.
Yes, you read that correctly.
LOMACHENKO VS COMMEY
The undercard is done….and it’s main event time NEXT!
Not long to wait now until Lomachenko.
ANDERSON VS TESLENKO
We’re into the second round and Anderson with a HUGE K.O to bring his record to 11-0!
Big, big right rocked Teslenko right in the middle of the ring.
And this means the main event of Lomachenko vs Commey is up NEXT!
JARED ANDERSON UP NEXT
The big US heavyweight hope Jared Anderson is up next against Ukrainian Oleksandr Teslenko.
Anderson is 10-0 in the pro ranks so far, with ALL 10 win by knockout…
LOMACHENKO VS COMMEY
Commey held the IBF lightweight world title from February – December 2019.
He then lost it to Teofimo Lopez who then famously beat Lomachenko the following year.
Keshawn Davis celebrates with his silver medal in the ring after his triumph!
Davis said: “Today was a great day, we trained hard for this.
“I had a great training camp. Every session I took it serious for this moment.
“When I’m in the ring I just have fun.”
DAVIS VS ZARAGOZA
Davis with a HUGE combo and Zaragoza is DOWN in the second round.
He makes the count.
Davis then lands a brutal bodyshot and Zaragoza is down AGAIN.
It’s all over! Davis goes to 4-0!
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
New York’s iconic arena is buzzing as build up to the main event.
Keyshawn Davis – who won an Olympics silver medal in the summer in Tokyo – is up NOW against Jose Zaragoza.
Davis is 3-0 in his pro career so far, and makes his Top Rank debut tonight.