Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe yesterday suffered another defeat at the hands of Mexican boxer, Emmanuel Navarette in a quest to recapture his WBO Super Bantamweight title.
Dogboe started well in the first with some attack-minded boxing but his corner threw in the towel at 2:02 of the 12th round to save the boxer from further punishment after Navarette found his feet and used his reach and jab to damage him.
The was his usual confident and corky self in the days leading to the bout, going as far as predicting a round 4 KO victory but it never happened.
It was a one-sided beating, similar to the battle of Winterfell before Arya struck.
Statement made. Navarrete seemingly hurts his right hand, knocks down Dogboe and Dogboe’s corner throws in the towel. #NavarreteDogboe2
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 12, 2019
It was simply painful to watch for any Ghanaian. Almost a repeat of the first bout, the only difference being the change of costumes. Dogboe was punished by Navarette virtually from start to finish, with the Mexican scoring a knockdown in round 6.
Dogboe’s vision was blurry due to a bad cut on his left eye, his legs were wobbly, not because of the ‘lack of fitness’ this time, but his inability to cope with the pressure that was being mounted on him.
After the match, this is what the boxers said:
Dogboe: “I thank God for this bout and I thank Team Navarette for the chance. I give hats off to him for a great job and I can only say well done to him. I will move up to 126-pound division. I will be more comfortable in that weight class.”
Navarette: “I am very surprised that Dogboe could take so many hard shots. He could also give hard shots. I thank him for the chance to become world champion and for the chance to remind everyone why I am the world champion.”