Dogboe ready to challenge Valdez for WBO featherweight title

Monday 10th October , 2016 10:13 am
Isaac Dogboe — WBO Africa featherweight champion
Isaac Dogboe — WBO Africa featherweight champion

Young Ghanaian boxer, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe has declared his readiness to battle Oscar Valdez for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) featherweight world championship currently held by the Mexican.

He is expected to put his case across when he travels with his father/trainer, Paul Dogboe, to this year’s WBO Convention in Puerto Rico.Undefeated Dogboe (15-0, 9 KOs) is attending the October 17 to 21 event as the WBO Africa champion as well the WBO Asia Pacific featherweight champ.

He is also occupying his highest ranking at number nine in the world ratings to the title held by the also undefeated Valdez (20-0, 15 KOs).

But the highly rated Ghanaian youngster, who is currently training at the Miguel’s Gym in London, is eyeing bigger prospects and is willing to challenge Mexico’s Valdez who steps into the ring on November 5 against Japanese Hiroshige Osawa in a first defence of the title he defeated Matias Rueda to win back in July.

“With the WBO convention so close, we will attend and challenge the highest available contender to secure the best possible ranking for Isaac and put us in position to challenge world champion, Oscar Valdez.

“We are ready for a final eliminator or the world title itself,” Paul Dogboe said.

“Our time has aligned perfectly to put African boxing on the map and introduce Isaac Dogboe to the entire WBO executive committee and all the major boxing promoters from around the world as the next WBO featherweight world champion,” Dogboe Snr added.

The boxer is currently in the United Kingdom on a short holiday but that has not stopped Dogboe from training and the man nicknamed ‘Royal Storm’ took time off his rigorous gym time to offer some few words to his countrymen for their steadfast support.

“I want to thank all the Ghanaian public for supporting me, you guys are lovely people, continue your great works and inspiring people. The Royal Storm is coming home soon with the world title,” Dogboe added.

 

 

 

Source: Graphic