It is official, Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe steps down in weight for his next fight after the WBO confirmed he will face Argentina’s Julian Evaristo Aristule in a final super bantamweight world title eliminator on the undercard of the Joseph Parker versus Andy Ruiz WBO world heavyweight championship in New Zealand on December 10.
Ghana’s Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and chiefs of the Ga Traditional Council have pledged full support to Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe ahead of the Ghanaian boxer’s bid to win the IBO Lightweight world championship against Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina on November 25.
Tagoe and BabyJet Promotions led by CEO, Sammy Anim-Addo continued their tour with the title by making courtesy calls on the traditional leaders of his native Ga land as well as the Minister of Sports on Monday as the countdown to his quest to end Ghana’s wait for a world champion edges ever closer.
Ghana based Nigerian, Oluwaseum ‘Seunzy’ Wahab was the hero on Saturday putting up a dominant show to outbox and outclass Ghana’s Michael ‘One Bullet’ Ansah in a successful defence of his Ghana national super featherweight title in the headline of Azumah Nelson’s VIP Fight Night round two in Accra.
119-109, 117-112, 118-110 the scorecards of the three ringside judges said to underline Wahab’s unanimous victory after which he was decorated by the great Azumah Nelson himself on the bill put together by the legendary former world champion and Hemann Promotions.
Weights from Almaty Arena, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Kanat Islam 154 v Patrick Allotey 154
Zhanibek Alimkhanuly 169 v Milton Nunez 171
Zhankozh Turarov 145 v Issac Aryee 145
Ruslan Myrsatayev 218 v Nuhu Azuma 227
Ali Akhmedov 171 v Ali Mammadov 169
Aidar Sharibayev 132 v Juan Ocura 130
Zhuma Zhumabekov 138 v Ivanou Uladimir 138
Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe will have the opportunity to win the IBO version of the world Lightweight title come November 25 when he battles experienced Argentine, Fernando David Saucedo for the vacant belt in Accra.
Announcing the fight at the plush Alisa Hotel in the Ghanaian capital on Thursday, Sammy Anim-Addo, CEO of BabyJet Promotions who will stage the bill explained that his outfit put in tremendous effort to get the rights to make the fight and reserved special words of praise for UAE based Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan who doled out loads of cash to support the bid.
The quest by African boxing legend, Azumah Nelson to return Ghanaian boxing back to its glory days and make Accra the capital of African boxing continues this weekend when the VIP Fight Night round 2 returns with exciting match-ups at the luxurious Adlon Ballroom of the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in the Ghana capital.
With boxers selected and fights made by Azumah himself, fight fans are set to be thrilled to five exciting bouts headlined by the National Super Featherweight clash between Ghana’s Michael ‘One Bullet’ Ansah and Ghana based Nigerian, Oluwaseum ‘Seunzy’ Wahab this Saturday, October 29.
Undefeated Ghanaian Featherweight, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe has landed in Puerto Rico with his trainer/dad, Paul Dogboe to attend the 2016 WBO Convention where the budding boxer will be officially recognized as the WBO African boxer of the year.
Dogboe will receive his award alongside legendary Filipino, Manny Pacquiao who has been named the WBO boxer of the year as well as Top Rank Promotions CEO, Bob Arum who gets the nod as promoter of the year and New Zealand heavyweight, Joseph Parker, the Oriental boxer of the year.
The 22 year old Dogboe (now 15-0, 9 KOs) thrice defended the WBO Africa Featherweight belt he won at the end of 2015 and has also added the WBO Oriental as well as the WBC Youth Silver belts, both at Featherweight to his collection in the year under the review.
Former world title challenger, Isaac ‘Grenade’ Ekpo of Nigeria has called out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Lucian Bute, Felix Sturm, Fedor Chudinov and all the top Super Middleweights in world boxing, declaring his readiness to face any of them in the ring.
Ekpo (31-2, 24 KOs), the former WBO Africa and Commonwealth champion at Super Middleweight, previously lost a decision in a bid for the WBO Super Middleweight world title against Robert Stieglitz in Germany in October 2013.
After racking up nine straight victories since the defeat to Stieglitz, Ekpo who is currently rated number 5 Super Middleweight in the world by both the WBO and WBA says he is ready to take on the big guns in the sport to cement his place in boxing history.