Richard Commey, the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight world champion, received a red-carpet treatment on his return to his homeland on Thursday, February 14, after winning his first career world title last week.
A multitude of Ghanaians thronged the Kotoko International Airport to welcome home the two-week-old world champion.
The supporters, who were cladded in the national colours and shirts with inscriptions describing Commey as a king, sang, danced and chanted the name of the boxer, who made history as the ninth Ghanaian world champion.
Commey, in his address, said he was grateful to Ghanaians and his management for the support shown him.
He said the title meant everything to him because since a world title was what he had dreamt of all along in his career and worked so hard for it.
He said, he would take the moment to enjoy the title, as he looks forward to an even better future where he would unify a lot of the world titles that comes his way.
Mr. Perry Okudzeto, the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports (MOYS) congratulated the boxer and welcomed him back home.
He said the Ministry was proud of him and would continue with their support to make more world champions.
Mr. Peter Zwennes, President of Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) congratulated the boxer and said, “you have made us all proud”.
He praised the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) for their support to the cause of boxing in the country and promised more world champions for the country.
Commey dominated Isa Chaniev and knocked him out in the second round to claim the vacant IBF lightweight world title on February 2 in Texas, USA.