Vasily Lomachenko of Ukraine performed a boxing masterpiece against Ghana’s Richard Commey on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, outdoing the Ghanaian.
Both boxers had previously lost their respective lightweight belts to Teofimo Lopez at the same venue, and were hoping to establish another claim for a world title chance.
Commey opened the match aggressively and successfully landed a few huge shots in round one, but his apparent superiority did not last long.
Lomachenko gradually took control of the fight in the second round, with his strong punches and tremendous speed, which seemed to be too much for Commey to handle.
Commey was forced to resort to wild punches in the subsequent rounds, which Lomachenko comfortably escaped.
Lomachenko made his first breakthrough in the seventh round, when he brilliantly performed a fantastic sequence of combination shots, culminating with a straight left into Commey’s jaw, slamming the Ghanaian.
Commey struggled to keep up with the former undisputed lightweight superstar’s speed and mobility, as Lomachenko maintained his dominance.
In round 8, the Ghanaian shifted gears, delivering a pair of power blows and forcing Lomachenko to back off somewhat.
However, it was Commey’s only bright spot in the match, which he lost unanimously, with the judges scoring it 117-110, 119-108, and 119-108 in favor of the Ukrainian.
Lomachenko presently looks fully prepared to face George Kambosos Jr for an opportunity to become undisputed lightweight king.