Commey stops Avakyan in round 4, improves to 20-0

Richard Oblitey Commey made light work of Mikheil Avakyan in their Lightweight clash at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark on Saturday evening.

The Commonwealth champion dominated his Georgian opponent all fight long until referee Freddy Rafn stopped the bout in round 4 to hand Commey a technical knockout victory as he continued the winning streak of his professional career.

The world title chasing Ghanaian improved to 20-0 and also nicks the 18th knockout of his stellar career thus far following two straight decisions having started with 17 straight knockout wins.

According to reports from Scandinavia, Commey looked slick, dominating the early rounds and scoring well with heavy shots.

Avakyan was deducted a point in the fourth round for excessive holding. Moments later, the referee halted the action, sparing the Georgian any further punishment.

“I’m happy with my performance,’’ Richie Commey said post fight.

“He was an awkward opponent. He just wanted to hold and grapple. But as soon as I found my rhythm I was able to start catching with him big shots,” he added.

“It’s great to get another knockout win on my record. Now, I’m looking forward to my next fight on March 21 in South Africa!,” Azonto Commey concluded.