Lawrence Carl Lokko, the former trainer of Richard Commey, the new International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight World Champion, has advised the boxer to work harder, if he wants to remain a champion in career.
Lokko, one of the experienced boxing coaches in Ghana, said in an interview with the GNA Sports that, the boxer must eschew complacency and remained focus to climb higher heights in his professional career.
He said, the new world champion has all the qualities to remain at the top level of world boxing, but cautioned that, only hard work would keep him there.
“We thank God for our new world champion. This something that we have been gunning for because when it comes to boxing it is about world title and Commey has made Ghana proud,” he said.
“He needs to know where he is got to and stay focus. He needs to avoid complacency and work harder.”
Commey (28-2,25 KOs) recorded a stoppage victory in the second round over Isa Chaniev (13-2, 6 Kos) on Saturday at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas-USA to pick the vacant IBF lightweight title and now become an opponent for the unified champion Vasyl Lomachenko in his April fight.