Isaac Dogboe passed the biggest test of his career when he was taken to 12 rounds John Neil Tabanao on Friday night.
The Ghanaian maintained the upper hand throughout the fight and was deservedly awarded unanimous victory 120-109, 117-113, 119-110.
But many at the ringside believed it was a much closer affair.
With the victory, Isaac Dogbe added the vacant WBC World Junior Featherweight and Tabanao’s Oriental title to the WBO Africa Featherweight belt he already held.
The highly rated Ghanaian boxer, currently ranked 12 in the world in the Junior Featherweight division by WBO, hopes to rise in the ratings ahead of a possible elimination later this year as he chases the world title.