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Sports News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020


Juju man told us we were going to win Navarette bout - Isaac Dogboe’s father

Isaac Dogboe and his father, Paul Dogboe Isaac Dogboe and his father, Paul Dogboe

Paul Dogboe father of Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe has disclosed that they consulted a juju man ahead of his boxer’s bout against Emmanuel Navarette.

Isaac Dogboe suffered his second career defeat after Mexican Emmanuel Navarette beat the Ghanaian boxer through a round 12 technical knockout in May 2019 at the Madison Square.

His father Paul Dogboe, after performing some traditional chieftaincy rituals for his son a juju man (witch doctor) predicted that Isaac Dogboe was going to knock down his opponent in round two.

However, a man of God who opposed the deeds of Paul told him it would be impossible for his son to win the fight after initiating the traditional rites.

“We were bringing a stool that hasn’t come back to his throne yet. When you are repairing all these things they have to be doing certain rituals and things and we’ve done all that,” Paul Dogboe told Joy Sports.

He added, “But when the prophet told me that, Paul, things will not be well and I told my son that this fight, the juju people say we going to knock Navarette out in round two and the prophet says this cannot be.”

Despite seeing his son train hard for the re-match, Paul Dogobe noted that he had doubts about his son’s chances of winning the belt again after performing the traditional rites.

“I did not believe when he even said that. I had doubts at that time I didn’t know what came over me because I knew people telling me that this is a family thing just go ahead and repair the palace,” Paul Dogboe said.

Isaac has been attempting to relaunch his career and was scheduled to fight in April but the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for him to stage a comeback.