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Commey will need to handle the tough Robert Easter to claim his first world title.

Richard Commey has been forced to become a world traveler in his quest to capture a boxing world championship, and the next step on that train will come Friday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, on a Premier Boxing Champions card.

Commey began his fighting career in his native Ghana, a nation that has produced seven world champions, including the great Azumah Nelson and Ike “Bazooka” Quartey.

Commey‘s tour already had stops throughout Africa, Europe and the United States, culminating in a tantalizing matchup with highly rated prospect Robert Easter Jr. for the vacant IBF Lightweight Championship.

The 29-year-old is still an unknown quantity of the United States. This is just his second fight stateside, but he believes he has the skills necessary to make a statement and join the legendary Ghanaian fighters who have captured world titles.

“No matter what he does, I can win,” Commey said during an international media conference call to promote the fight. “I’m strong. And I can take punches and I can punch as well.

“If he [Easter] can’t, he will lose.”

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