Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe will seek to end the nation’s wait for a world title as he challenges American Jessie Magdaleno for the World Boxing Organization World Super Bantamweight Title in Philadelphia on Saturday.
On April 28, Dogboe takes a step into the unknown; a step that could herald the beginning of a career that has so far seen him rack up 18 victories from as many fights. He takes on Magdaleno, who used to be his former sparring partner, at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
The fight, which will be live on ESPN to a global audience, will be Dogboe’s first attempt at a world title, but 26-year old Magdaleno’s second title defense. The stakes couldn’t be higher for Ghana boxing.
The build up to the bout has been nothing short of controversial, after Dogboe’s father, Paul, made some ill comments against Magdaleno, which certainly did not go down well with the American.
Dogboe, the challenger has exhibited signs of great confidence ahead of Saturday’s bout which promises to be interesting, and about his chance. The grounds breaking boxer is eyeing a knockout against his American opponent.
Talking to media ahead of the fight, Dogbe emphasized that“Jessie is a great boxer. He’s quick but hasn’t really been punched yet, but he deserves credit because he is a champion.
“This is a fight I’m really looking forward to and I know that definitely it is going to be a knockout for team Dogboe,” he concluded.
Dogboe will become Ghana’ eighth world champion if he emerges victorious against Magdaleno.
Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe has records of 18 fights without a loss and an impressive 12 Knockouts. The Champion Jessie Magdaleno also comes in with a little experience of 25 fights, no loss and a better 18 Knockouts as both go into the ring to fight for the WBO Super Bantamweight title in the USA this weekend.