Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana
Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Commey vs Slimani?
Richard Commey beat Hedi Slimani by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 11th March 2017 at Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The scorecards were announced as 116-111, 116-112, 117-111 in favor of winner Richard Commey.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Commey vs Slimani stats
Back in March 2017, Richard Commey stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hedi Slimani made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Commey had a massive power advantage over Slimani, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Slimani's 54%.
Richard Commey was the same age as Hedi Slimani, at 30 years old.
Both Richard Commey & Hedi Slimani fought out of an orthodox stance.
Commey was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 3 months later than Slimani, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 212 to Slimani's 177.
Richard Commey went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBC and 10 by the IBF at lightweight.
Hedi Slimani was ranked number 11 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Commey vs Slimani form
Richard Commey had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Denis Shafikov on 2nd December 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Easter Jr on 9th September 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Santander Arena, Reading, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anzor Gamgebeli on 19th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark.
Before that, he had won against Kakha Avetisiani on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany.
He had beat Bahodir Mamadjonov on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The D Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Commey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Commey vs Slimani start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Commey vs Slimani?
Richard Commey was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Hedi Slimani made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.