New York-based Ghanaian boxer, Richard Oblitey Commey, believes he is in the best shape of his life to make a strong statement against Russia's Isa Chaniev at the Ford Centre in Frisco, Texas, on February 2.
Commey described Chaniev as a top fighter but said he was ready to prove to his opponent that he was at a top level of his career when they go head to head for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) World lightweight championship.
The Ghanaian has been preparing feverishly for his second chance at the title he lost controversially to Robert Easter Jr in 2016 and described his training camp with trainer Andre Rozier as "perfect".
Having defeated Alejandro Luna in March 2018, to become the mandatory challenger to at the IBF title, Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) is expected to lift Ghana's name in the sport once again by winning convincingly after Isaac Dogboe lost his WBO World super bantamweight title to Emanuel Navarrete on December 8, 2018.
"Training camp has gone perfectly, I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m ready to go and make a statement," Commey told nyfyt.com.
"I am not looking past the job I have to do in beating Chaniev. Chaniev is a good fighter, but I believe I am at the top level, and you will see that on Saturday night.
"I am not overlooking Isa Chaniev. I have given my all in this camp to make sure I become champion of the world," he added