Andre Rozier, knows a thing or two about world title fights. The famed New York-based coach has had more world champions than he can count and looks to help his former lightweight world champion, Richard Commey to be in position for yet another world title on Saturday, March 25th, as Commey faces Jose Ramirez, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, live on ESPN.
Commey who is coming off a draw to Jose Pedraza, in August of 2022, hasn’t won since 2021 in which he stopped Jackson Marinez. Despite being a former world champion, Commey is a healthy underdog coming into the contest on Saturday night.
“Of course they are, they are sleeping on him big time,” said Andre Rozier when asked if people are underestimating Richard Commey heading into this fight. “Richie has had ups-and-downs [in the sport of boxing], he has worked really hard for this one, and some fighters are tailor-made for other fighters. These two are going to come marching in like two rams.”
Though this will be Commey’s second bout at his new weight class of 140 lbs., it isn’t the weight class that is a marquee story, but rather the type of people both fighters are outside of the ring. Commey represents Africa on a global stage proudly, and Ramirez fights for his community in the Central Valley of California, literally and figuratively.
Yet, despite being a battle of two of the nicer guys of the sport - it also looks to be an entertaining one as well, as it is a battle of two fighters, who are not hard to find in the ring. Both Ramirez and Commey are known for exchanging with their opponents, and that should make for an exciting bout to top the bill of the card.
“They both like to fight,” stated Rozier about Saturday’s bout. “I think you are going to see a wonderful show, between two elite athletes, knowing this is the point where they can’t come up short. So all is on the table, and it has to happen.”