Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana
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Richard Commey vs Hedi Slimani report
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
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 36 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 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Jose Pedraza on 27th August 2022 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jackson Marinez on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had lost to Teofimo Lopez on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Raymundo Beltran on 28th June 2019 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
Commey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 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.
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