The journey that started long ago is starting to pay big dividends
The arrival of Isaac Dogboe is a story that’s proved heart, determination, faith and family can overcome anything.
It has been a long journey for Dogboe who fought in the 2012 Summer Olympics Games at the age of 17 while representing his native country of Ghana. Dogboe started his professional career in the United Kingdom shortly thereafter. The decision to move back to Ghana was caused by an unfortunate turn of events with the passing of his grandfather. Dogboe and his father Paul decided to turn this into a positive of non-stop motivation and doing it their way without a promoter.
Then finally the opportunity of a lifetime arouse when the WBO ordered Isaac Dogboe vs Ceasar Juarez for the interim title. Dogboe punctuated the fight with a 5th round knockout in his first big test. The fight took place in his home country of Ghana, in front of a packed crowd that celebrated with pride.
Finally, the journey is coming full circle following the victory over Juarez as he is now set to fight Jessie Magdaleno for the WBO world title in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on April 14, 2018.
Both Magdaleno and Dogboe are undefeated and in their prime. The fight is sure to be a clash of styles in which something will have to give as both guys should be looking for a stoppage. If hair styles could win fights then it’s Magdaleno all the way but it takes skill, will and determination and that is where Isaac Dogboe thrives.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland