-Ghanaian boxer, Isaac Dogboe has defeated Mexican, Cesar Juarez to win the WBO Interim Super Bantamweight title
-The 5th round knock out win puts Dogboe's record at 18 wins (12 knockouts) with a defeat.
Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe, on Saturday, knocked out Mexican Cesar Juarez at the Bukom Boxing Arena in the 5th round
of their WBO Interim Super Bantamweight title.
The 23-year-old Dogboe started the fight aggressively and it looked liked he had a knock out on his mind.
At 1:44 in the second round, he knocked down Juarez with a powerful punch as the crowd cheered on but Juarez managed to get back on his feet to finish the second round.
The Mexican showed more composure and fought stronger in the 4th round despite bleeding from a cut on the face.
However, Juarez was floored again the 5th round with a strong left hook which led the referee, Tony Weeks to end the fight despite protests from the Mexican.
The victory sets up a mandatory clash with the title holder Jesse Magdaleno sometime in 2018 and Dogboe called Magdaleno out.
“Jesse, I am coming for you, baby. You cannot hide anymore.”
Dogboe’s record now reads 18 bouts (12 by knockout) and no losses.
In the under card, Ghana’s Abraham Tabul and Patrick Anderson of the USA fought out a split draw in their cruiser weight title bout. Tabul started brightly in their ten-round contest but faded halfway through the fight and Anderson managed to get back into the fight.
The two boxers had issues with their stamina and it was very evident as the bout travelled on. They lacked the power to put together some good combinations leading the judges to split the result.
Below is a video of the 'killer' punch that knocked out the Mexican:
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