Dogboe: Time and Time Again - I Said I Want Rey Vargas, Roman

By Steve Kim

Isaac Dogboe made the first successful defense of his WBO super bantamweight title by blowing out Japanese challenger, Hidenori Otake, in less than a round this pats weekend in Glendale, Arizona. It was an eye-opening performance for Ghana's latest world champion.

Coming into this contest, Otake had never even touched the canvas in 36 previous outings.

"I wasn't surprised but we know that we were going to knock him out but we were prepared for a very, very tough fight. We came in there with the intention of having a very, very tough fight," said Dogboe, who improved to 20-0 (14 KO's).

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Now, Dogboe wants to start the process of unifying the division.

When asked who he'd like to face next, Dogboe told - "I've said this time and time again, the two people that are on my list are Danny Roman and Rey Vargas."

Many pundits believe that Dogboe, who stopped Jesse Magdaleno back in April to capture the title, is the best in the 122-pound class.

"I believe I am on the way of becoming the best in the weight division and I'm still learning each and every day, every fight I'm approving," he stated.

"So I have to keep working hard and listen to my father and keep learning and I believe I will become the best in the world one day."

Dogboe's return is slated for December and it's not clear who he will be paired with but he has a message for his fellow belt-holders.

"Danny Roman and Rey Vargas are great fighters and we believe that the global fans want to see the best fighting the best, people want to see exciting fights. So they should come forward, their promotional companies should come forward and  make these fights happen because it's all about the best fighting the best. I'm ready, I'm sure they are ready, lets get it on," stated Dogboe.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wahabenson on 08-29-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19057199]I'd love to see Dogboe vs Rigo but I don't know if Rigo ever shows his face in public again.[/QUOTE] Rigo has no belt to unify and not much of a relevance now.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 08-29-2018

I'd love to see Dogboe vs Rigo but I don't know if Rigo ever shows his face in public again.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-29-2018

Why no mention of T.J.Doheny? Both he & Dogboe are managed by Mike Altamura, so surely easy to make.

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-29-2018

The influence of Eddie Hearn on Danny Roman is evident, heres a guy that was starving, working at Yoshinoya fast food resturant ; couldn't mainevent on the big-shows, had to travel to Japan to defend his world-title vs. a local…

Comment by Idunnoshet on 08-29-2018

I spoke to Roman recently . He's Aware of Dogboe . Respects him and looks Forward to the challenge .

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