Government will back Commey’s official protest- Nii Lante



Ghana Minister of Youth and Sports Nii Lante Vanderpuje has hinted the State is likely to back any potential protest to the respective boxing governing body after Ghanaian Richard Commey lost to Easter Jr last Friday in the light bantamweight division.

Richard Commey who complained bitterly after the bout also called for re-match insisting that he believed he had won the fight.

The judges scored the fight 115-112, 114-113 for Easter and 114-113 for Commey in a match televised by Premier Boxing Champions on Spike.

Commey arrived in Accra yesterday, in the company of his trainer, Carl Lokko and manager, Michael Amoo-Bediako and, were welcomed by the Sports Minister, who confirmed that Government will back GBA to lodge a protest to IBF to challenge them for unfair results against Richard Commey.

The minister in an interview stated: “If it demands that government puts in an official word, we will formally protest as a country, in consultation with our technical team, and request for an immediate rematch.

“We would entreat the GBA to establish contact with the respective authorities involved and we shall be in the background supporting them.”

It is still unclear when the GBA intends to make the official protest.

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