Ramirez ‘whips’ Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe to win Featherweight title


The highly-publicised bout failed to achieve its full expectations as the Cuban proved too difficult for the Ghanaian and went on to win on the cards of all the judges

Ghanaian boxer Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe was defeated by two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez for the vacant WBO Featherweight title at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa on Sunday morning.

Prior to the fight, Dogboe, who had lost his super-bantamweight title to Emanuel Navarrete, was aiming to regain the loss glory after moving up to featherweight and has since combined with top trainer Barry Hunter.

In the process, Dogboe has defeated Chris Avalos, Adam Lopez, Christopher Diaz and Joet Gonzalez in his last four fights and was planning to add Ramirez to his records.

However, he failed to match up with the Cuban and nearly suffered a knock down in the last round.

In the first round Ramirez used left uppercuts to the body of Dogboe who fought on spurts. In the second round midway point Ramirez landed a 4-punch combination having Dogboe hurt and grabbing him into a clinch. He managed to fight back in the final minute. In the third round Ramirez out landed Dogboe until the final seconds when Dogboe landed the final punches.In the fourth round Dogboe started fast landing rights while Ramirez in the second half of the round used his left uppercuts. In the fifth round Dogboe pressed Ramirez who countered well in a close round. In the sixth round Dogboe again starts off fast before Ramirez takes over.

In the seventh round Dogboe did well enough to take the round out landing Ramirez. In the eighth round Dogbe throws more but lands less. In the ninth round Ramirez had his best round landing with accuracy countering Dogboe almost at will.

In the tenth round Ramirez positions himself to outland Dogboe who is trying but not with accuracy of Ramirez. In the eleventh round Dogboe had a better round having a slight edge. In the twelfth and final round early a left glancing uppercut from Ramirez on the chin of Dogboe and down he went of an 8-count from Referee Gary Ritter. He tried to erase it but couldn’t as Ramirez showed all the skills of a champion to the bell.

The three judges scored the bout unanimously in favour of Ramirez with results117-110, 118-109 and 119-108 as Dogboe heads back home disappointed but he still has a chance to fight for a title in future.


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