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Sports News of Friday, 3 August 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Isaac Dogboe vows to knock Hidenori Otake out


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Reigning WBO Super Bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe says his primary target when he steps into the ring on August 25, 2018 to fight Japanese boxer, Hidenori Otake is to sell a good fight and provide entertainment to the thousands of people who will be staying awake to catch the fight.

Dogboe hopes to make a successful first defence of his WBO Super Bantamweight belt when he takes on the 37-year-old Japanese at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Speaking at a pre-bout press conference held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Friday, August 3, 2018, the 23-year-old boxer assured Ghanaians of victory and promised them of a knockout should the opportunity avail itself in the course of his 12 round bout with Otake.

Dogboe whiles acknowledging the strength and impressive records of his opponent maintains that he’s got enough weapons in his arsenal to overcome him.

The Royal Storm, who has clearly done his research on his opponent, pointed out some of the strengths of Otake but kept his plans of neutralizing those threats to his chest.

“Otake is gonna come out strong. I know he is a strong guy and he’s gonna come out determined come August 23. All we have to do is to just keep focus and keep to the game plan. Our game plans is to sell this fight. Most at times I go in there for the kill but now we are thinking of having more fun. I want to tell all Ghanaians to pray and support me”.



“When the knockout presents itself we are going to take it but we are not going out there to chase it. We are going out there to enjoy the fight and let everything according to the plans that God has set for us. The knockout is good but we are planning to give the fans exciting fight”, he concluded.

Otake, 37, is from Tokyo, Japan and he has a fight record of 36 bouts with 31 victories, 2 draws and 3 losses. He has not lost a bout since 2015, putting together 9 wins between then and now.

Dogboe won the belt from Jessie Magdelano in April and has a record of 19 victories from 19 fights with 13 being knockouts.





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