Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe has presented the championship belt he won over the weekend against his Mexican opponent, Cesar Juarez, to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flag Staff House.
Mr Akufo-Addo wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday January 9 that : “Isaac Dogboe, the WBO Interim Super Bantamweight Champion, was at the Presidency, on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018, to present the title he won against his Mexican opponent, Cesar Juarez, on Saturday, 6th January, at the Bukom Boxing Arena.”
In an all-action fight, Dogboe knocked out Juarez in the fifth round to win a vacant interim junior featherweight world title on Saturday at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana, in the first notable boxing match of 2018.
Fighting in front of a raucous hometown crowd, Dogboe dominated the bout against the most significant opponent of his career.
He knocked Juarez down twice en route to the stoppage victory.
The fight opened with Juarez and Dogboe going right at each other in an action-packed round. With a little less than two minutes to go in the second round, Dogboe connected with a crackling left hook to Juarez's chin and knocked him down.
He beat the count but was a bit unsteady, and Dogboe spent most of the rest of the round pounding Juarez, who somehow finished it on his feet.