Arum: Unlike Adrien Broner, Isaac Dogboe Showed Sportmanship

By Victor Salazar

Philadelphia, PA - Isaac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KOs) scored an upset victory this past weekend over Jessie Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs). 

Although he was a 2 to 1 and in some places 3 to 1 betting underdog, Dogboe recovered from a first round knockdown to drop Magdaleno once in the fifth round and twice in the 11th to earn a stoppage victory. With that victory he became the WBO junior featherweight champion.

The contest headlined an ESPN televised event.

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After the contest was over, promoter Bob Arum was impressed with both of his fighters.

“We’re the promoter of Dogboe,” Arum told

“It was a hell of a fight. The kid was every bit of good of when I first saw him in New Zealand. I thought he was good from before when he knocked out this Mexican fighter Juarez. He proved that he was the goods. I thought in the first round when Jessie knocked him down, I thought 'sh*t, here’s a guy that came under false pretenses and is going to get knocked out.' But he came back and was winning the fight before the stoppage.”

Arum also felt that making weight for Vargas wasn’t an issue but that Dogboe was the better man this past Saturday.

“Jessie said that,” stated Arum. “He said it wasn’t the fight weight. He didn’t feel week or anything like that. He was just the better fighter.”

After the contest was over, both of the boxers embraced and shared words in what was a completely different scenario transpired in Brooklyn two weeks ago, when Adrien Broner went on a verbal rampage following his twelve round draw with Jessie Vargas.

“You saw what happened in the ring when Showtime showed the disgraceful display by Broner,” said Arum. “Now look at the display shown here and I don’t take credit for it, the credit goes to the fighters. Look how they talk to each other. Jessie wished him all the best. Everything was the height of sportsmanship”

As for what’s next for Dogboe, Arum said they will find a fight for the new champion.

“We’ll find him a fight. We'll get some 118 guys coming up. He’s sort of a little guy so I don’t know how well he would do at 126. But he’s going to be a good attraction because he’s an action fighter.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IMDAZED on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18730166]Arum just throwing shade on Broner for no good reason. Randomly does anyone know if Dogboe is with with Top Rank or did Dogboe just have to sign an x fight option deal if he beat Arum's guy??? Also…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;18726419]What do the two have to do with each other?[/QUOTE] Arum just throwing shade on Broner for no good reason. Randomly does anyone know if Dogboe is with with Top Rank or did Dogboe just have to sign an x…

Comment by FeFist on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=iamboxing;18726461]Yep, sportsmanship is a nice quality after the fight is over. I don't believe Broner has a malicious bone in his body, he's just a bit thick.[/QUOTE] Didn't he sucker punch a stranger. He is a piece of sh*t.

Comment by abracada on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;18726394]Philadelphia, PA - Isaac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KOs) scored an upset victory this past weekend over Jessie Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs). Although he was a 2 to 1 and in some places 3 to 1 betting underdog, Dogboe recovered from…

Comment by IMDAZED on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;18729878]I will bring the title of Magdaleno to Trump and deport Magdaleno And he said too things like "the son of Magdaleno will cry watching his dad K.Oed brutally" "He will end with brain damage" Dogboe is a as…

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