Ukrainian superstar Vasiliy Lomachenko is heading support to essentially the most simple room at Madison Square Garden.
Prime Awful Boxing announced on Monday that the two-time Olympic gold medalist and worn three-division world champion will exhaust on the heavy-handed Richard Commey on December 11th in Unusual York. ESPN will broadcast the event are residing after the college football Heisman Trophy Ceremony, which has been considerably of a tradition for Prime Awful after signing its ESPN deal in 2017.
Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KOs) bounced support from his determination defeat to Teofimo Lopez with a dominant Ninth round stoppage of Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani in June. Whether or now no longer or now no longer a Lopez rematch changed into once within the works for 2021 is moot, because the Triller fiasco resulted in Lopez’s title protection vs. George Kambosos Jr getting now no longer proper pushed to unhurried November, but also switched over to DAZN after Triller gave up on the event. Lomachenko regarded as proper as ever against Nakatani and minute doubt if he will get previous Commey, the return to monumental fights awaits him in 2022.
Commey (30-3, 27 KOs) is coming off a thudding KO of Jackson Marinez in February. The Ghanaian changed into once the IBF lightweight champion after stopping Isa Chaniev in February 2019, and made one successful title protection against Ray Beltran before Teofimo Lopez knocked him out in December 2019. It’s the only real time he’s been stopped, and that’s the only real certain lack of his profession whereas you exhaust into consideration his other two defeats were split choices to Robert Easter Jr and Denis Shafikov. He’s with out issues a high-stage lightweight and whereas he’ll be a mountainous underdog on this one, his energy isn’t to be discounted.
Additionally confirmed because the co-feature is American heavyweight prospect Jared ‘Good Baby’ Anderson (10-0, 10 KOs) against Oleksandr Teslenko (17-1, 13 KOs), who changed into once an spirited prospect himself before a horny grisly knockout loss to Shawndell Winters in 2019. Anderson proper fought on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 so right here’s a short turnaround for him. Puerto Rican prospect Xander Zayas (11-0, 8 KOs) and Muhammad Ali’s grandson Nico Ali Walsh (2-0, 2 KOs) can even be on the undercard against opponents TBD.
And sure, this card is the identical night as UFC 269.