Isaac Dogboe Makes History, Becomes Ghana’s Youngest World Champion
Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe made history last Saturday as he becomes the youngest professional boxer to win a World Title for Ghana.
The 23-year-old turned in one of his best performances at the packed Bukom Boxing Arena by stopping rugged Mexican fighter Cesar Juarez in round five to win the interim WBO World super bantamweight strap.
Dogboe dropped Juarez in the second round with a deadly left hook – the Mexican beat the count.
Juarez then mounted intense pressure on Dogboe in round three and four, but in the fifth round, another ferocious left hook sent Juarez crashing to the mat. Though he beat the count but he was in bad shape forcing the referee Tony Weeks to stop the bout.
Dogboe thus becomes the eighth Ghanaian to win a World title but looking at the ages of those boxers, the former Olympian is the youngest among them.
David Kotey ‘Poison’ won Ghana’s first World title at the age of 28, Azumah Nelson claimed Ghana’s second World title when he was 26 years-old.
Nana Yaw Konadu became World champion at age 25, Ike Quartey was 25 years when he won Ghana’s fourth World title, Alfred Kotey annexed Ghana’s fifth World title at age 26.
Joseph Agbeko won Ghana’s sixth World title when he was 27 years, Joshua Clottey adds his name to the list by winning Ghana’s seventh World title at age 31.
And now Dogboe has won Ghana’s eighth World title at age 23.