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Sports News of Sunday, 9 December 2018


LIVESTREAMING: Isaac Dogboe vs Emanuel Navarrete

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Ghana’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) world super bantamweight champion, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, is making his fourth and final ring outing of the year as he fights Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete this morning with an aim to ending 2018 on a high note with another spectacular victory.

Undefeated Dogboe defends his title at the famous Madison Square Gardens in New York, and is already predicting that Navarrete — his third Mexican opponent this year — will go down the same way as his compatriots, Cesar Juraez and Jessie Magdaleno.

Dogboe knocked out highly rated Juarez and Magdaleno in grand style early in the year despite going into both fights as the underdog.

He stopped Juarez in the fifth round at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on January 6 to win the WBO Interim title before dethroning Magdaleno four months later in the USA to claim the WBO crown.

Having chalked up an impressive record of 20 wins from as many bouts with 14 KOs to his name, Dogboe will face one of the best fighters in his division with Navarrete standing in his way and a successful title defence and to possibly avenge painful losses suffered by his compatriots, Juarez and Magdaleno.

Similar aggression would be expected from the Ghanaian pugilist as he aims to defeat Navarrete in order to realise his title unification ambition next year against either WBC champion, Rey Vargas or WBA titlist, Daniel Roman.

Watch the fight here

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