Dogboe defeats Gonzalez to win WBO Int’l featherweight title


Ghanaian Boxer Isaac Dogboe has an opportunity for a world title fight after a split decision win over American Joet Gonzalez at the Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota in a closely contested fight.

Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe began the scheduled 10-rounds contest on a fast note as he took control in the early rounds until he got hit by a power punch in the fourth round by Gonzalez which slowed him a bit in the ensuing rounds.
Dogboe however picked up the pieces and got back in the contest by winning some of the crucial rounds.

Isaac Dogboe’s corner kept urging him on to go for the kill as the fight progressed but Gonzalez proved to be a stubborn customer as he stuck to his grounds and pushed the contest to its conclusion leaving the decision in the hands of the Judges.

All three Judges felt Dogboe did quite enough to clinch this all important victory although split. Two Judges scored the bout 96-94, 96-94 for Dogboe and one scored it 96-94 for Gonzalez giving the Ghanaian a Split Decision victory.


Dogboe after securing the crucial win expressed his excitement in representing the WBO and WBC in the Featherweight division. He further threw a straight shot at the current holders of the two belts to be on the look out because he is back.

“I want to thank the WBO, I am proud to be representing them once again and also WBC. And whoever the champions are they should watch out. The Royal Storm. I am back baby.”

The Royal Storm by this victory becomes the number one contender for both the WBC and WBO Featherweight titles currently held by Rey Vargas and Emmanuel Navarette respectively. He is also now the new WBO International Featherweight Champion.

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