Sports News of Sunday, 29 July 2012


London 2012: Dogbe fails to progress

Ghana's Isaac Dogbe lost to his Japanese opponent Shimizu Satoshi by 10 -9 on points in the round of 32 in the bantamweight division

The United Kingdom based boxer was a medal hopeful but slacked in the last round after he had dominated the first two rounds of the bout.Shimizu - an absurdly tall bantamweight is nine years older than the 17-year old Dogbe.

The Japanese took advantage of his reach to outwit his Ghanaian opponent in third round of the competition.

Shimizu now faces Magomed Abdulhamidov of Azerbaijan, who received an opening-round bye as the overall number two seed.