Ghana’s Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe and Argentine Nicholas Javier Chacon will battle it out at the Bukom Boxing Arena this Saturday, July 22 for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Super Bantamweight.
This will be Dogboe’s first defence of his WBO International Super Bantamweight title won in Auckland, New Zealand last year under the by Rising Star Promotions.
The bout will also serve as an eliminator as the winner gets a direct shoot at the WBO World Super Bantamweight title held by Mexico’s Jessie Magdaleno.
The Argentine boxer, Javier Chacon arrived in Accra on Tuesday setting the stage ripe for a final war of words before the two clash on Saturday.
Dogboe is already on a roll. Waxing patriotic and philosophical as he says, “Team Dogboe is restoring Ghana’s lost pride. We are reclaiming our glorious days. And we are praying that July 22 comes quicker so we can accomplish our mission.”
The flamboyant boxer said no one would understand his level of preparedness until he enters the ring on Saturday.
Meanwhile, referee for the big fight, Tony Weeks who arrived in Accra over the weekend has been speaking about his excitement to be in Ghana. Nevada based Weeks who has been a referee since 1996 has described Ghana as the spiritual home of boxing.
Weeks mentioned Azumah Nelson and other renowned Ghanaian boxers as the reason why Ghana is always the country to watch as far as boxing is concerned.
The referee is expected to impart his knowledge and experience on Ghanaian boxing when he conducts a boxing seminar for Ghanaian referees and officials at the Kempinski Hotel on Thursday.
Rising Star promotions says all is set for the big bout on Saturday and urged fans of Dogboe to purchase tickets and arrive early in order not miss the magic of the latest Ghanaian boxing sensation.
Undercard bouts for the evening include a six-round Super Bantamweight fight between Wasiu Mohammed and Emmanuel Laryea, a six-round Lightweight contest between Enoch Lamptey and Victor Kuwornu as well as an international Super Middleweight eight-round bout involving Kabiru Towolawi and David Allotey.
Prince Oko Nartey and David Ehizojie will pair off in six-round Middleweight contest, while Boateng Agyeman Prempeh and Moses Lartey face off in another Middleweighter.
A national Super Flyweight contest between Albert Commey and Michael Tagoe will complete the under-card bill.