Former IBF lightweight Champion Richard Oblitey Commey says he is focussed on his upcoming bout against his Dominican opponent, Jackson Marinez.
The Ghanaian boxer is scheduled to return to the ring on February 13 since his loss to Teofimo Lopez in 2019.
The bout will be in supporting capacity to a vacant light heavyweight clash between Joe Smith Jr. and Maksim Vlasov, as previously reported by BoxingScene.com earlier this month.
Commey after his round two knockout to Lopez who eventually went on to defeat Vasyl Lomachenko to win the lineal championship while unifying the WBA/WBO/IBF titles last October have been in his country- Ghana, training due to the pandemic.
His opponent on the other hand secured a questionable 12 round decision win over Rolando Romero this past August in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Despite Commey’s from the ring, he remains focussed on his bout against Marinez even though it’s not a title bout and wouldn’t entertain external thoughts concerning his opponent’s previous bout.
“I don’t think it was a robbery as that is a strong word,” admits Commey, though he is of the belief that Marinez deserved the nod, “I believe Romero got the [house] decision just like Robert Easter Jr. did in our world lightweight title fight back in 2016.
“Once this fight is out of the way and I am victorious then we can speak about world titles,” Commey notes. “I am not underestimating Marinez one bit; he has my full attention.”