The IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey is about to defend his title for the second time. His next opponent is the mandatory challenger Teofimo Lopez. The fight is taking place at the MSG in New York on December 14. According to Richard Commey vs Teofimo Lopez betting predictions, Commey will likely win the fight with KO.
Although Richard Commey is A fighter, he is considered the underdog at online gambling sites in the US. His odds stand at +120, while the odds for Teofimo Lopez are -148, as per Unibet Sportsbook. If you are looking for a safe win and a good profit, you should bet on Commey.
The Ukranian titleholder, Vasiliy Lomachenko has recently given his Richard Commey vs Teofimo Lopez betting predictions. He said that undoubtedly Commey will be the winner. If you are a fan of Lomachenko and agree with his intelligence in the ring, then do not hesitate to choose Commey. Just check our review about Unibet Sportsbook, and go ahead pick up the last man to remain standing.
Commey intelligent, experienced and underrated
The IBF world champion Richard Commey won his title last February with a devastating second-round TKO over Isa Chaniev. He went on to defend the title in June by stopping the former WBO titleholder Ray Beltran in the eighth round. Commey won five times ever since he faced back-to-back setbacks against Robert Easter Jr and Denis Shakikov in 2016. His last four fights ended with a knockout, cumulating a record of 29-2 with 24 KOs.
You probably did not hear a lot about Richard Commey, because he still did not receive the respect he deserves. However, Commey at the age of 32 amassed a lot of experience fighting all around the world. He fought previously in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and South Africa, before settling in New York. Being experienced, and out of the radar, will certainly help him finish Lopez in style and extend his knockout string.
Lopez had a fast-track to the top level
The 22-year-old Teofimo Lopez has recently won against the Japanese veteran Masayoshi Nakatani with a unanimous decision. However, he did not look impressive or explosive against Kakatani as he did in previous fights. Some analysts at online sportsbook news in the US even criticized judges ruling and think the fight was supposed to end with a draw.
Richard Commey vs Teofimo Lopez betting predictions by bookmakers support Lopez to win, because of his youth. Lopez is ten years younger than Commey. They also support Lopez over Commey for his confidence in challenging for a world title after only 14 pro fights (all wins), with 11 KOs. However, Lopez’s fast-track to top-level boxing without beating anyone of note raises lots of questions. Does Lopez have a good IQ in the ring? Can he box well? We will see on December 14.
The winner of Richard Commey vs Teofimo Lopez will likely face Lomachenko in a unification fight sometime in early 2020. Besides, everyone expects Terence Crawford to defend his WBO title against Egis Kavaliauskas on the same night following Commey vs Lopez.