Ghana’s WBO Super Bantamweight champion, Isaac “The Royal Storm” Dogboe successfully defended his envious title against Hidenori Otake of Japan on Saturday, August 25, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizonain, USA. Dogboe won the bout on 2mins: 18seconds of the first round after Otake visited the ground twice in this period. The referee saw it necessary protecting him from further damage.
Dogboe who joined the professional boxing ranks in 2013 from the Amateur ranks after he represented Ghana at the 2012 Olympics games in London and has been described by some renowned Pundits as a determined boxer who is very much hungry for success.
Isaac Dogboe’s record now moves to 20 fights, 20 wins, no defeat with 14 by way of knockouts. Dogboe had promised to maintain a clean sheet after the much anticipated fight regardless and did so in a grand style.
Ahead of this fight, trainer and father of Isaac Dogboe, Paul Dogboe had sent a clear warning to world champions saying his son is unstoppable. He also said his son’s punches were like electric shocks on opponents. And Dogboe indeed shocked Otake.
Isaac Dogboe has also been described by boxing analysts as a boxer who has gone through the mill by fighting with the best boxers within his category including the tough talking Edward Kakembo, the unpredictable Julian Evaristo (in 2016),the hard hitting Javier Chacon (in 2017),the durable Caesar Juarez and the then undefeated Jessie Magdaleno(in 2018).
Hidenori Otake who is currently the national champion in Japan and the OPBF Super Bantamweight Champion, was making his second world title appearance against Dogboe after he also failed in 2014 for the WBA Super Bantamweight Title against Scott Quigg. He had promised not to fail this time around but failing he did.
At age 37, Otake made his debut in 2005. Otake was therefore looking forward to utilizing his experience and impressive record of 36 fights, 31 wins, 2 loses 3 draws with 14 knockouts to have deflated Dogboe who is just 23 years but he only succeeded in increasing his defeats tally now to 3 loses.
Isaac Dogboe will now be looking to unify the two divisions going forward. Congratulations once again, Isaac ‘The Royal Storm’ Dogboe.