The IBF World lightweight title eliminator between Ghana’s Richard Commey and Alejandro Luna has been postponed. The duo was set to duel on the February 10th Mikey Garcia-Sergey Lipinets card, but Lipinets suffered a hand injury during training, forcing that bout’s cancellation.
With the main event off, the entire card has been postponed.
No word on whether Commey-Luna will remain on the Garcia-Lipinets undercard once a new date is agreed upon. Much of what happens may depend on the outcome of Saturday night’s fight between IBF World lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. versus Javier Fortuna. The winner of Commey-Luna is to become the mandatory challenger to that world title.
The 30-year-old Commey, (25-2, 22 KO’s), lost a disputed decision to Easter for the vacant title in September 2016. After a unanimous decision win over Hedi Slimani in Accra last March, he relocated to the U.S., and signed a promotional contract with east coast powerhouse, DiBella Entertainment. Commey currently trains out of New York.
Luna, (22-0, 15 KO’s), is coming off a decisive victory over Andrey Klimov last April.
Stay tuned to BoxingAfrica.com for more details.