International Boxing Referee urges Isaac Dogboe to revert to Super Bantamweight division

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International ring official, Ataa Eddie Pappoe has urged Ghana boxer, Isaac Dogboe to drop back to the Super Bantamweight division to save his career.

The “Royal Storm” suffered a unanimous decision loss against Cuban, Robeisy Ramirez in their vacant WBO Featherweight bout at the Hard Rock and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma last weekend.

All three judge’s score cards read, 117-110, 118-109 and 119-108 in favour of Ramirez who is a two-time Olympic champion.

Ataa Eddie who has worked with major global sanctioning bodies, WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF believes a drop in weight will salvage Dogboe’s roller coaster profession.

“Isaac Dogboe should try as much as possible to come to his original weight, I’m afraid he is too short for division that he has entered into.

“And I think it will be best for him to be discipline and trim down to 122 pounds (Super Bantamweight).

“If you check a boxer like Azumah Nelson, Azumah was 126 before he moved up to 130 pounds.

“Check his height and check Isaac’s height, Isaac is too small for any of his opponents.

“Check his last fight with Manuel Navarette, he is still asking to fight Navarette.

“Dogboe met a guy who is also a southpaw which can be also be an awkward situation for him.” Isaac Dogboe told Radio Gold Sports.

Isaac Dogboe who is known as “The Royal Storm”, has held the WBO world title at 122lb.

Dogboe had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on April 28, 2018 after 18 professional fights, against Jessie Magdaleno for the super-bantamweight WBO title.

He defeated Magdaleno via 11th round TKO to become the super-bantamweight champion of the world.

The defeat sees Isaac Dogboe, 28, fall to 24-3 (15KOs).


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