Ghana’s Richard Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) pulled off a quick victory, putting away Yardley Cruz (24-11, 14 KOs) in a lightweight contest Saturday night.
In an under card at New York’s Nassau Coliseum in the USA, the IBF lightweight title mandatory challenger went out gun blazing to record a vicious second-round stoppage of the Mexican.
Commey recorded the TKO just 30 seconds into the second of their scheduled 8-round fight.
Celebrating the victory, Richard Commey did push-ups, with his boxing gloves still on, in the center of the ring.
World title chase
Commey fights for the IBF world lightweight title next, held by Mikey Garcia. But Garcia is expected to move up and face world welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in December. Commey will likely take on the next available contender for the strap.
“It really doesn’t matter to me who I fight for the title,
“I’ve worked so hard for it, I deserve it—and it will be mine because good things come to those who wait,” the Ghanaian said in an interview.