The fight will be Commey’s first title defense
As expected, newly crowned IBF lightweight champ Richard Commey will make his first title defense against former Ray Beltran on June 28th, headlining a Top Rank on ESPN card at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The article also says that there will be “full card streaming” on ESPN+.
The winner of this fight will most likely go on to face the winner of a July 19th eliminator between Teofimo Lopez and Masayuki Nakatani, with a potential four-belt unification against either Vasiliy Lomachenko or Luke Campbell on the horizon.
Though Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KO) is on the downswing at 37 years old, this is still a solid matchup. Commey (28-2, 25 KO) is an entertaining, vicious slugger, and Beltran hasn’t been stopped in over a decade. It should make for good free television.
And the best part? It’s on a Friday with no competition at the moment. No complaints here.
The co-feature pits top prospect Carlos Adames (17-0, 14 KO) against Patrick Day (17-2-1, 6 KO)