Isaac Dogboe loses WBO Super Bantamweight Title to Navarrete

Isaac Dogboe loses WBO Super Bantamweight Title to Mexico's Emmanuel Navarrete [+Photos]

Last night at the Maddison Square, New York, Ghanian boxer, Isaac Dogboe lost his first fight in his professional career as a boxer. Isaac Dogboe lost the WBO world super bantamweight title to Mexican boxer, Emmanuel Navarrette

Emmanuel Navarrette was declared the winner by unanimous decision after he landed the Ghanaian boxer some heavy blows in his face. In fact, Isaac Dogboe struggled to avoid being knocked out at the final 2 rounds of the bout. Dogboe ended having his face swell at several places and some cuts in his face.

Isaac Dogboe after the fight

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Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs), 23, had Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs), 24, in some trouble in the 11th round as Dogboe’s left eye was nearly closed and he might not have been able to see the punches coming. His legs also looked unsteady as Navarrete chased him around the ring.

According to CompuBox punch statistics, Navarrete landed 221 of 804 punches (28 percent) and Dogboe connected with 176 of 686 (26 percent).

Emmanuel Navarrette after the fight

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Emmanuel Navarrette who is much taller than Isaac Dogboe took a great advantage of his height and landed several punches on Dogboe who struggled to survive the match. The fight was scored 116-112, 116-112, 115-113, all in Navarrete’s favor.

Addressing the crowd after his historic defeat, Isaac Dogboe said:

“It was a great fight, and Emanuel Navarrete fought like a true Mexican warrior. Champions are supposed to keep going under any circumstance, but I just couldn’t get the victory. The best man won tonight.”

Isaac Dogboe after the fight

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The overexcited Mexican champion, Emmanuel Navarrette told the millions of fans watching the world how happy he was for becoming the world champion, something he attributed to hard work and sacrifice.

“Hearing those words (‘and the new world champion’) was the culmination of a dream, a culmination of all the hard work and all the sacrifices that I have made,” Navarrete said through an interpreter. “Thanks to Isaac Dogboe. I knew I’d have to be at my best.

“I hurt my right hand early in the fight, but I had the desire to be a champion and I did everything necessary to get the title, and I am very happy and proud to achieve this goal of being the world champion,” Emmanuel Navarrette said.

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