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Isaac Dogboe Still Aims To Be a Five Division Champion

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

ISAAC DOGBOE is happy to describe himself as born in Ghana but made in Britain.ISAAC DOGBOE is happy to describe himself as born in Ghana but made in Britain.

But the story of the London-based WBO super-bantamweight champion is anything but your usual rags to riches boxing tale.

Dogboe, 24, defends his title against Mexican Emanuel Navarrete in the early hours of tomorrow in New York.

It is the Accra-born fighter’s second defence of the crown he took from Jesse Magdaleno last year.

“I know one day I will be going down as a great fighter,” said Dogboe.

The south-London based boxer arrived in England at the age of seven.

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At 14, after getting into some scraps at school, his dad Paul decided to teach him boxing.

Now he is nicknamed ‘Royal Storm’ and tussling it out with the top of the super-bantamweight division with the help of Miguel’s Gym in London.

“The royal comes from my heritage and the storm is about taking the world by storm,” said Dogboe.

His late grandfather, Torgbui Sri III was the ruler of the Anlo state in the Volta region of Ghana, and sent his grandson to find a better life in England.

Boxing wasn’t high on his list of interests at first but it was something the pint-sized puncher was good at as he aimed to follow in the footsteps of Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey and Joshua Clottey who hail from the same city in Ghana and became world champions.

It led him to the London 2012 Olympics before he turned professional.

The paid game was a tough journey with his dad by his side as they scratched around the UK, US and Ghana looking for opportunities.

But he slowly worked his way to the top and burst onto the world-title scene when he stunned Magdanelo in the 11th round.

“The aim is to unify the division then move up weight,” said Dogboe. “We are aiming for five weight divisions.”

Dogboe is certainly ambitious but he is also keeping a promise as next year he will travel to America to study international affairs while juggling his professional boxing career.

“Before my grandfather passed away my father made a promise to him that I will continue my university education while I’m still boxing,” he added.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tom Cruise on 12-08-2018

Number of divisions doesnt mean anything to me. I just want to see him fight the best and continue to display the spirit he has so far when (if) he reaches the top. Ill take a 3 division champion who…

Comment by Nomar on 12-08-2018

I admire his ambition. But he seem to be looking past the big Mexican 122 lber towering in front of him. Good luck!

Comment by tatot on 12-08-2018

He should move down not up. Id fancy fights between him and Rigo at 122, Inoue, Donaire 118 or even Roman Gonzalez at 115.

Comment by pittapatta66 on 12-08-2018

Isaac Dogboe "5 weight world champion" Vs. Larryxxx "Adrian Broner fighter of the decade"

Comment by Mastrangelo on 12-08-2018

Funny thing is He made 120,5 last night... Could He go down to 118 and fight Inoue?

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