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Boxing News of Friday, 27 April 2018

Source: Frank Obimpeh

All set for Isaac Dogboe title fight

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There will be no brotherly love when Ghanaian Isaac Dogboe takes on Jessie Magdaleno for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title.

Dogboe who is the No. 1 contender wants to overpower Magdaleno on Saturday, April 28, for the title at The Liacouras Center.

The Magdaleno-Dogboe fight will headline a card with plenty of local flavor, in Philadelphia

Magdaleno-Dogboe will be televised LIVE on ESPN and stream in English and Spanish on the ESPN App at 7 p.m. ET. Undercard bouts will stream on the ESPN App beginning at 4 p.m. ET. ESPN Deportes will air the fight at 10 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing, tickets, priced at $100 (ringside), $65 and $35, are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased at The Liacouras Center Box Office and

Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs), a southpaw from Las Vegas, won the world title with a unanimous decision over four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire on Nov. 5, 2016. Last April, he made quick work of Adeilson Dos Santos, stopping the Brazilian contender in the second round. He was scheduled to fight on Nov. 11, but an injury kept him out of action. Magdaleno rested and recovered, looks forward to defending his title.

Magdaleno and Dogboe, however, are not strangers. The two sparred years ago in Las Vegas, with each man claiming to have gotten the better of the sessions.

Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs), a 2012 Olympian from Ghana, won the interim WBO junior featherweight title on Jan. 6 in Accra, thrilling the hometown fans with a fifth-round TKO of former world title challenger Cesar Juarez. A sweeping left hook knocked Juarez down, and referee Tony Weeks stopped the fight. Dogboe has won four of his last five fights by knockout.

Meanwhile, Ghanaians in the USA are joining the train to support Dogboe headed by Agya Owusu who can be reached at 1347 841 1563.