IBF Lightweight Champion Richard Commey has been rewarded for his victory over Russian opponent Isa Chaniev.
Commey was honored by the President, His Excellency Akufo-Addo for his latest achievement.
The highly-rated Ghanaian boxer raised high the flag of Ghana with a second round knockout over Chaniev last Month.
President Nana Addo in a meeting with the boxer on Monday at the Jubilee House confirmed he had made arrangements for Ghc50, 000.00 and a Toyoto car reward package for the success chalked.
“They [the Sports Ministry] are going to buy you a car, they are in the process of arranging it from the Ministry.
“They will get you a nice Toyota car. The office of the President is also adding Gh50,000 to it. It is a small token of our esteem and admiration for the honour you have brought our nation. Keep it up.”
The boxer expressed his delight and showed appreciation to the President.
“Some boxing managers and coaches enter into agreements without the consent of the boxer. This phenomenon does not help boxers.
“The government, the Sports Ministry and the Ghana Boxing Authority must look at that aspect and deal with it. If dealt with, the country will have more world champions.”
Richard Commey has now set a date with WBA and WBO titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko in a unification bout on April 12.
By Frank Darkwah