On 23 July, 2017, the Royal Storm handed his Argentine opponent a 7 round knockout
Exactly a year today, Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe recorded a 7th round TKO over his Argentine challenger Javier Nicolas Chacon in their WBO International Super Bantamweight title shot final eliminator.
The Argentine failed to respond to the bell when it tolled for the 7th Round with a purported broken wrist in a fight he had virtually done nothing, raking up questions when exactly he had sustained the injury.
From the exchanges, Chacon would best be remembered for his brief antics trying all he could to let everyone know that he was not hurt by Dogboe’s sharp shots to the head and body.
On the other hand, Dogboe who was fighting in front of his countrymen at the Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, was splendid from the first round through the sixth throwing punches and jabs to win all the six rounds the bout saw action.
The 22-year-old had sustained pressure on his older opponent and opened a cut on top of Chacon’s let eye that bled the rest of the fight.
Dogboe thus extended his fight record to 17-0, with Chacon at 30 bouts, four losses and a draw.
At the ringside were former three-time world boxing champion, Azumah Nelson and former Ghana President Jerry Rawlings who had both supported and pepped up Dogboe for the fight.
An excited Dogboe had virtually everyone to thank for, including his vanquished opponent.
Asked if he was desirous of a world title, the diminutive boxer named various as the “Royal Storm’ and “Brave Son”, passed the question on to Ghanaians, asking if they are ready for a champion.