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Boxing News of Friday, 7 September 2018


Dogboe wants unification fight with Roman in London

Isaac Dogboe wants a unification fight back in the United Kingdom with Eddie Hearn's super-bantamweight signing Daniel Roman.

Dogboe made the first defence of his WBO title in American last month with a sensational first-round stoppage of Hidenori Otake.

The 'Royal Storm' immediately turned his attention to facing another of the recognised title holders at 122lbs with Hearn's Roman, defending his WBA 'World' strap against Gavin McDonnell, live on Sky Sports on October 6, top of his list.

"We feel the excitement will come when two champions are in the ring together and we have the likes of Daniel Roman and Rey Vargas (WBC), and I believe these guys will make me great.

"It would be great to have a fight here in the UK and I believe the easiest option would be Roman because Eddie [Hearn] has signed him, so he can bring him to England. Isaac Dogboe against Daniel Roman would be great.

"It would be a great match-up. He's very strong, he likes to fight and I also like to come forward too. Let's meet in the middle.
"Roman is a great fighter. He likes to come forward and fight and I think it will be one of those 50-50 fights where no one knows what will happen. I believe Bob Arum can work with Eddie Hearn to bring the fight here," he noted.