Lomachenko Defeats Commey Over 12 One-Sided Rounds

Lomachenko Defeats Commey Over 12 One-Sided Rounds

Vasiliy Lomachenko doesn’t have his lightweight titles anymore, but he just may be the division’s most dangerous man. Lomachenko, the former three-weight world champion, brutalized former lightweight champion Richard “RC” Commey, winning a wide unanimous decision over the Ghanaian in front of 8,555 fans Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

The scores — 119-108 2x and 117-110 — were academic after 12 rounds were complete.

Lomachenko knocked Commey down with a left hand coming off a clinch in the seventh round. Lomachenko then waved on Commey’s corner to stop the fight, but they did not oblige. Commey somehow survived as Lomachenko landed serious leather to the head and body.

“I saw his situation. It was very hard for him,” Lomachenko said. “That’s why I said, ‘Hey, stop the fight.’ He is a true warrior. He has a big heart and we continue and we show {the} people 12 great rounds.”

Commey said, “I took my eye off him for a second and them boom! I just took my eyes off him and then that’s it. It is what it is. He’s a great fighter. I did what I had to do. I’m good. I’m not hurt. Nothing happened to me.”

Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) has now won two fights at lightweight since losing his belts to Teofimo Lopez in October 2020. He hopes to become undisputed lightweight champion, a crown currently held by Australia’s George Kambosos Jr.

Lomachenko said, “I said before I don’t like talking about myself. We have in this weight division, we have a lot of great fighters. We have a lot of top fighters. So we can organize a lot of great fights in the future.”

Photo Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

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