Former IBA Welterweight Champion of the World, Joshua Clottey has heaped praises on Isaac “The Royal Storm” Dogboe for defeating Hidenori Otake and retaining his WBO Bantamweight title.

The 23-year old displayed accurately to demolish Japanese veteran opponent Hidenori Otake .

It took just two minutes and 18 seconds for Isaac Dogboe to produce a devastating knockout of title challenger Hidenori Otake Saturday Night at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

The Ghanaian floored his Japanese opponent twice before the referee stepped in to save the 37-year old from further punishment.

Former world champion Joshua Clottey, who believes Ghanaian boxing is bouncing back could not hide his joy as he congratulated the young champion on his successful defense of his WBO Super Bantamweight title, against Hidenori Otake .

"Dogboe is confident and a great fighter who always put his words into action...... when he says he is going to win, he goes ahead and win too. He is doing very well."

"Sometimes I say to myself that this boy is going to repeat and if possible overtake the record Azumah Nelson set"

Isaac Dogboe who was making his first title defense, became the youngest Ghanaian to successfully retain his crown with (20-0, 14KOs) retains WBO Super-Bantamweight title with a TKO victory over Hidenori Otake (31-3-3, 14KOs) but he isn’t the only undefeated champion in the super bantamweight division. WBC champion Ray Vargas (32-0), WBC champion Luis Nery (26-0) and IBF champion TJ Doheny (20-0) all stand in the way of Dogboe’s dream on unifying the division.

Dogboe could turn to Daniel Roman (25-2), who holds the WBA title, or the vacant IBO title that Muhamad Ridwan and Paulus Ambunda will fight for Sept. 29 in Singapore.

Mark F. silveronline24 /SilverFM

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