IBF lightweight world titleholder Richard Commey faces former titlist Raymundo Beltran on Friday in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The fight will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes in the United States at 10 p.m. ET.
Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) won the title by defeating Isa Chaniev by KO in Round 2 in February. Commey sent Chaniev to the canvas three times before referee Laurence Cole stopped the fight.
Commey, of Accra, Ghana, lost two close split decisions against Robert Easter Jr. and Denis Shafikov in 2016, but has won four fights in a row since, three by stoppage.
Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs), a perennial contender, won his first title with an impressive unanimous-decision victory against Paulus Moses in February 2018.
In his next fight, in August, Beltran lost the belt against Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision, missing an opportunity to unify belts against world titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko. Beltran rebounded with a TKO win against Hiroki Okada in February 2019 to set up the title shot against Commey.
Where can I watch the Commey vs. Beltran lightweight world title fight?
The Commey vs. Beltran lightweight world title fight on ESPN will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Friday.
The main event includes a 10-round junior middleweight bout between Carlos Adames and Patrick Day.
ESPN boxing commentators Joe Tessitore and Mark Kriegel, along with former world champions Andre Ward and Timothy Bradley Jr. and reporter Bernardo Osuna, will call the fight from ringside.
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How do I stream the fights?
The fights will be available to stream on mobile devices using the ESPN App.
The undercard starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
The undercard includes:
Saul Rodriguez vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez, 10 rounds, junior lightweights
Junior Fa vs. Dominick Guinn, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Tyler Howard vs. Manny Woods, 8 rounds, middleweights
Ruben Rodriguez vs. Vicente Morales, 6 rounds, junior welterweights
Raymond Muratalla vs. Javier Martinez, 6 rounds, lightweights
Christopher Zavala vs. Prisco Marquez, 4 rounds, junior lightweights
David Kaminsky vs. Osbaldo Gonzalez, 4 rounds, middleweights
Daniel Lewis vs. TBA, 6 rounds, middleweights
Elvis Rodriguez vs. Sergio Gonzalez, 4 rounds, junior welterweights