President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has sent a congratulatory message to Ghanaian WBO Junior Featherweight/Super Bantamweight Champion, Isaac Dogboe for demolishing his Japanese veteran opponent Hidenori Otake.
The President who could not hide his happiness and how proud the young boxer, Dogboe has made Ghana by knocking down his opponent in the first round took to his official twitter and posted;
"Warm congratulations to the Royal Storm, Isaac Dogboe, on his successful defense of his WBO Super Bantamweight title, against Hidenori Otake. The Ghanaian people are proud of him, and wish him the very best of luck in the future".
It took just two minutes and 18 seconds for Isaac Dogboe to produce a devastating knockout of title challenger Hidenori Otake Saturday 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. He declared he is ready to face the biggest names in the division.
Japan’s Okate suffered his first stoppage in 37 fights and was down after a strong left hook got past his guard but came back on the attack only to be caught by a hard right to send him to the canvas again.
Dogboe sensed an early victory was in the cards and landed heavy shot after heavy shot before the referee stepped in to end the fight.
The 23-year old’s display of accuracy, speed and relentless strength sent a powerful message to his divisional rivals.
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