By Sammy Heywood Okine
Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe aka The Royal Storm made Ghana and Africa proud by knock outing Mexico’s Jessie Magdaleno in Round 11 to win the World Boxing Orgnisation WBO Super Bantamweight title in Philadelphia, the United States of America (USA) on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
He now becomes the 9th Ghanaian world boxing champion after D. K. Poison, Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Nana Yaw Konadu, Alfred Kotey, Joseph Agbeko, Joshua Clottey and Emmanuel Tagoe.
According to the congratulatory message from the Online Sports Journalists Union of Ghana,(OSJU) is elated that Isaac Dogboe is one of the nominees for Boxer of the Year at the 43rd awards coming up on May 4, 2018, and this victory against Magdaleno puts him in contention for the prestigious SWAG Sports Personality.
Dogboe was given a special award at the 42nd SWAG Awards in 2016 and his current feat is an icing on the cake that would make this year’s 43rdceremony very grand.
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) is also glad that Team Dogboe was not complecent, but went saw and conquered the Mexican champion with 25 wins and 18 knockouts with a knock out to make the work of the ring officials easy.
Isaac Dogboe now has the WBO World/ Interim/Africa/Pacific Unified titles and the WBC Youth title belt.
The 2012 Olympian is now a matured professional with an unblemished unbeaten record of 19 fights and 19 wins.
His father, Paul Dogboe was honoured by SWAG as Coach of the Year 2016, and has also proved to be a worthy trainer with potential to do more.
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Boxing Writers Association of Ghana (BWAG), Friends of Boxing (FOB) and the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GBSU) have congratulated Team Dogboe for make Ghana and Africa proud.