Vasiliy Lomachenko and Richard Commey land coveted time slot for Dec. 11 bout at Madison Square Garden, sources say

Multiple sources confirmed that Richard Commey and Vasiliy Lomachenko have reached an agreement for a fight at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 11, according to ESPN.
Following the Heisman Trophy presentation, the clash of former lightweight champions will air. This is one of Top Rank's most coveted dates/time slots.

Lomachenko, the former champion of three divisions, was defeated by Teofimo Lopez at 135 pounds in October in a close-fought fight for the undisputed title. Lomachenko (15-2, 11KOs) had surgery following the fight to repair a torn ligament. He returned to action in June against Masayoshi Nakatani with a ninth round stoppage.

The 33-year old Ukrainian wanted to rematch Lopez with Lopez later in this year. However, Lopez's title fight with George Kambosos, mandatory challenger, was postponed on June 19 after Lopez tested positive for COVID-19.

After a dispute with Triller, Lopez and Kambosos don't know a date or whereabouts to fight.

Loma's 2021 second fight date has been set the same as before. It's also a familiar date. He has competed twice on Heisman Night: a 2017 TKO win over Guillermo Rigondeaux, and a 2018 victory vs. Jose Pedraza. ESPN's No. 1 athlete is the two-time Olympic gold medalist. 2 lightweight and No. 8 pound-for-pound boxer.

Commey is ESPN's No. Heisman Trophy night has also seen Commey, ESPN's No. 6 lightweight. Lopez won the 135-pound title by defeating Commey in a fight at MSG on December 19, 2019.

The 34-year old Ghanaian regrouped with a sixth-round knockout of Jackson Marinez in February. He now wants to be a two-time champion. In June 2019, Ray Beltran beat Ray Beltran eighth round to win the title for pressure fighter. Commey, (30-3, 27KOs), lost a controversial decision to Robert Easter in 2016's first title shot.