Vasyl Lomachenko will be looking to stage a big year in 2022 when he takes on Richard Commey in New York this weekend.
Former WBA and WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko saw his career hit a major hurdle when he lost to Teofimo Lopez in October 2020.
The 33-year-old Ukrainian rebounded by knocking out Masayoshi Nakatani over the summer, but he will have to put on a show against Commey if he is to hold another world title next year.
Commey, who is 30 and three years into his career, also lost to Lopez recently and had to retaliate by beating Jackson Marinez the last time around.
Undefeated heavyweight star Jared Anderson will be in action on the undercard as he takes on Oleksandr Teslenko.
Lomachenko vs Commey: start date and time
The 12-round lightweight contest takes place on Saturday, December 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The clash between Lomachenko and Commey is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning UK time.
Lomachenko vs Commey: how to watch
This clash will also be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena from 7:30 p.m.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass on NowTV for £ 9.99.
Lomachenko vs. Commey: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey
- Jared Anderson vs. Oleksandr Teslenko
- Xander Zayas vs. TBA
- Nico Ali Walsh v TBA
Lomachenko vs Commey: What was said?
Vasyl Lomachenko: “It’s always special when I fight at Madison Square Garden, where so many great moments in my career have taken place.
“Richard Commey is a former world champion, an opponent that I will not underestimate. I’m waiting for the best version of Commey, and I’ll be ready for whatever he brings on December 11.
Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum: “It’s only fitting that the great Lomachenko is making the headlines of the highly anticipated return of boxing to Madison Square Garden.
“However, Richard Commey can never be counted as he is a tough fighter who holds tremendous power in both hands.”