The father of Isaac Dogboe, Paul Dogboe, has expressed regret over the enormous debts that he accrued while guiding the Ghanaian boxer.
Isaac Dogboe said two years ago that he is no longer using his father as his manager, claiming that the decision was mutual.
In an exclusive interview with Happy FM’s Wamputu Sports, Paul Dogboe talked about how many of Isaac Dogboe’s fights had been sponsored and how he had struggled to pay back those debts ever since they split up.
2I borrowed monies to fund bouts of Isaac Dogboe when I was still his trainer. It took almost more than 11 years of investments and hard work to put Isaac on the World map.
I was recently humiliated at the airport about a pending lawsuit over debts unpaid, debts used to fund Isaac’s bouts. We had numerous sponsorship from like Uncle Mitch and others who invested and paid for bouts for Isaac to fight. I do not want anything from my son, all I ask he pays his debts.”
Back in April, Doboe lost the vacant WBO featherweight championship to Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez and right after the bout, he declared that he will rebound spectacularly.
The title battle between the two competitors took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ramirez ultimately prevailed by a unanimous score of 117-110, 118, 109, and 119-108 on the judges’ scorecards to claim the title. After the battle, Dogboe admitted his errors and said he was unable to find the extra equipment that would have given him the advantage.
Nevertheless, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to compete for the title and said he would like to try again in the future. Here’s what he said after the match;
“First of all, I would like to thank God almighty for the opportunity and coming out of the ring safely. I would like to thank my coaches and my team and everyone who supported me. Thirdly, I would like to apolpgise to my coaches and the rest of my team.
We did not get the decision today but we will definitely be back. We still have a lot of work to do. I fell short tonight.
Congratulations to Robeisy Ramirez. He is a terrific fighter. I won’t take anything from him. I guess I was the aggressor but maybe I was not aggresive enough. I could not push as hard as my coach (Barry Hunter) would have loved me to push but I will be back.”