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By JP Raineri
Sports Editor 

IBF title up for grabs in recent bouts, Battle of the Badges also goes down at Pechanga Resort and Casino


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 5:35pm

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Richard Commey, who is wearing gold trunks, successfully defends his IBF Lightweight title against Raymundo Beltran in their match held at Pechanga Resort Casino Friday, June 28.

The young champion took the old veteran to school. Richard "R.C." Commey made the first defense of his IBF world lightweight title, knocking down former world champion Ray Beltran four times en route to an eighth-round knockout in front of 2,795 fans a couple of weeks back at Pechanga Resort Casino.

"Beltran showed why he was a champion. He's a great fighter who showed it against me tonight," Commey said. "I was happy to get the job done and defend my title for the first time. It looks like Teofimo Lopez is next, but he has a job to do first."

It was all Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) from the ope...

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