Dobge need more fights before taking on Magdaleno

By Fidel
Deke, GNA

Accra, July 26, GNA – With 17 wins in 17 bouts
and 11 by way of knockout, 22 year old Isaac Dogbe, is obviously destined for

Dogbe, who is affectionately called the “Royal
Storm” has gradually warmed himself into the hearts of many Ghanaians, as the
young man is destined to bring back the glory days of Ghana boxing.

On Saturday July, 22, Dogbe for the first time
defended his WBO super bantamweight title by defeating Javier Nicholas Chacon
of Argentina by a technical knockout at the Bukom boxing arena in Accra. After
six rounds of pounding, Chacon was left with no other choice but to throw in
the towel before the start of the seventh round, complaining of a wrist injury.

As Ghanaians, we are all delighted with
Dogbe’s illustrious start to a glamorous future, but he needs to work hard and
keep improving if he wants to challenge for the world title. The road to
stardom is not easy so he needs to be disciplined and determined to get to the
top, which the Royal Storm has never fallen short off in that regard.

Watching the bout last Saturday I realized
that Isaac needs to improve steadily, if he really wants the World title.
Probably one would argue that, Dogbe was a tall order for Chacon even before
the bout looking at his rankings on the WBO super bantamweight rankings (44),
but I believe that Chacon was not at his best on the night. Infact, he was all
defensive throughout the bout and hardly attacked the Ghanaian.

That notwithstanding, Dogbe is already a step
closer to becoming a world champion and this is where the real test begins. The
fact is Dogbe is yet to fight someone ranked among the first ten.

No disrespect to Chacon and Dogbe’s previous
opponents but this time around, Dogbe ranked number 4 on the WBO rankings in
the super bantamweight category is destined to go into the ring against tougher
and better boxers. He is now going to face boxers with better records and
rankings in the ring and this call for serious preparation by Dogbe and his
entire team.

His greatest challenge would be getting into
the ring against current world champion, Jessie Magdaleno. Jessie Magdaleno,
25, an American-Mexican has defended the WBO title since November 2016 with an
impeccable record of 25W, 0L, 0D, 18Kos. This may appear a tall order for the
young Ghanaian but I believe he is capable of becoming a boxing great and carve
his name in Ghana’s boxing history.

Dogbe needs more bouts to prepare him well
enough to face Magdaleno in future. As a Ghanaian, I am really enthused about
Dogbe’s exploits and looking forward to seeing him become the world champion he
wishes to be.


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