Dogboe: “Ramirez Is Good But He Hasn’t Fought Anyone Like Me”

Isaac Dogboe Hot on the Trail of Title Opportunity

Isaac Dogboe faces Robeisy Ramirez on April 1
Isaac Dogboe (L), Robeisy Ramirez (Credit: Top Rank)

Robeisy Ramirez Faces Isaac Dogboe in Possible WBO Title Fight April 1


Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (24-2, 15 KOs) has been named the next foe for Robeisy Ramirez (11-1, 7 KOs) on April 1 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Regarding stakes for the bout, the vacant WBO featherweight title will reportedly be up for grabs. The assumption here is that Emanuel Navarrete will have officially made his move up to 130 by fight night. This provides ample motivation for Dogboe, who hopes to become a two-division world champion.

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In Ramirez, Dogboe is fighting a talented southpaw who is full of confidence and has shown drastic improvement in recent outings. But during an interview with the Ghanaian news source, MyJoyOnline, the 28-year-old from Accra, Ghana feels that he will be more than ready on fight night. He is aware of the task at hand in Ramirez but is confident he will leave the ring with the featherweight belt wrapped around his waist.

“I have the responsibility to lift Ghana’s image in sports. I am very committed to do this for my nation and the people . . . I am ready to get the job done. Ramirez is good, but he hasn’t fought anyone like me.”

Dogboe’s climb to fight for another world title has been arduous. He splashed on the boxing scene when he stopped Jesse Magdaleno to capture the WBO junior featherweight title in April 2018. After making one defense, he lost the belt by a unanimous decision to then-unheralded Emanuel Navarrete in December 2018. Things hit rock bottom for Dogboe when was stopped in the twelfth round in a rematch with Navarrete in May 2019.

DECONSTRUCT AND RECONTRUCT

It was at this point when the one-time junior featherweight champion made a change to his inner circle. He split with his former trainer, Paul Dogboe, and began working with highly respected Washington, DC trainer Barry Hunter. What has followed are four straight wins. In his last outing, Dogboe scored a hard-fought win over Joet Gonzalez in July 2022 in a WBO featherweight eliminator.

Can Dogboe jump this final hurdle and get back to the top? The boxing world will be watching when the bell rings for his upcoming fight against Ramirez.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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