- Richard Commey is still a contender at 135, with a big KO win over Jackson Marinez.
Former lightweight titleholder Richard Commey bounced back big in his first fight since 2019, knocking out Jackson Marinez in a late notice main event tonight on ESPN.
Commey (30-3, 27 KO) announced that he certainly isn’t going to fade out of contention at 135 pounds just yet, picking up a solid win that keeps the 33-year-old Ghanaian in the mix in one of boxing’s hottest divisions.
He was also supported by the man who beat him last time we saw Commey, which of course is Teofimo Lopez:
The support wasn't just in the locker room before the fight.@TeofimoLopez is looming ringside, encouraging @RichardCommey in the middle rounds of this main event.#CommeyMarinez | LIVE NOW on ESPN pic.twitter.com/VUQVXN7yVU— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) February 14, 2021
The win, again, keeps Commey in the mix at lightweight, though a title fight may be hard to come by soon. Lopez holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts, as well as whatever claim you want to consider to the WBC belt, while Devin Haney has whatever other claim to the WBC belt, and Gervonta Davis has the WBA’s secondary belt. Commey doesn’t have the big star power, but in all honesty he’d be by far a career-best opponent for Haney if we’re not getting Lopez-Haney next, which we aren’t.
Richard Commey Highlight Reel Knockout of Jackson Marinez | Fight highlights
In the co-feature, Adam Lopez (15-2, 6 KO) won a majority decision over 10 rounds against Jason Sanchez (15-3, 8 KO) in a featherweight scrap that seems to have gone down about exactly like you’d expect Lopez-Sanchez to go down.