Baking Nevs of Thursdai, 15 November 2018
Ghana's lightweight opponent, Richard Commei, was to fight against Russia's Isa Chanieva for the world title of the world boxing federation (IBF) in Frisco, Texas, on February 2.
According to the management of Commei, Streetvise Management, an arrangement was made that Ganaian would order his second world championship against Chaniyev at the beginning of next year because he failed to equalize with the undefeated Mike Garcia.
The IBF ordered Commei (27-2, 24 KOs) and Chaniev (13-1, 6 KOs) to agree to fight for their lightweight belt by November 30, following Garcia's decision to leave the belt and move two weight classes to challenge champion Errola Spence Jr in velterweight.
Confirming the fight for Graphic Sports Online, Michael Amoo-Bediako, Chief Executive Officer of Streetvise Management, discovered that an agreement was reached for both fighters to overthrow them on February 2nd.
"An agreement has been reached between both Commei camps to fight Chaniev in February for the IBF's free crown in Texas," he said.
The confirmation could ultimately lead to the uncertainty surrounding the next world rival of Commei, having marked a compulsory strike in March this year after defeating Alejandro Luna in the sixth round.
Ghana was charged to challenge the then champion Robert Uskar Jr. in 2016, for the IBF belt that Kommei lost through a controversial decision on split, but the Americans opted to unite against VBC Mike Garcia in a battle that he lost unanimously.
Commei is undefeated in the last three fights against Hedi Slimani, Alejandro Luna and Iardlei Cruz since he decided to appoint experienced coach Andre Rozier for his new technical director.
Chaniev will, on the other hand, be interested in a significant impact on his champion in the first world championship against Commei who sent his previous three opponents since he lost Fedora Papazova in 2017.