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Richard Commey vs Jackson Marinez earns main event status after positive COVID testing

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The fight between Richard Commey and Jackson Marinez has been moved to main event status. The main event for Saturday night was to be between Joe Smith Jr and Maxim Vlasov, however, with the latter testing positive for COVID.

The bout was initially expected to be a co-feature for the vacant WBO light heavyweight title between Smith and Vlasov.

This means that Richard Commey who is a former lightweight champion is presented a much bigger platform in his quest to get back to winning ways against Marinez.

Richard Commey suffered a terrible loss to Teofimo Lopez in December 2019 and has since being on a journey to regain a shot at the world title yet again.

Richard Commey’s opponent will be highly rated Jackson Marinez who suffered his first defeat in August 2020 after 17 professional bouts under questionable circumstances to Rolando Romero.

Regardless, the circumstances surrounding the bout, it makes a good matchup with either boxer looking to make a statement at 135 in the heated division.


Richard Korley

Accountant | Blogger/ Founder of Press Sports Ghana | Formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. Sports fan by default. I aspire to write

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