Dogboe demolishes Otake in one round … Chases WBC, IBF champions for unification

Dogboe looks on as Otake crush on the canvas

Dogboe looks on as Otake crush on the canvas

Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe made the first defence of his WBO junior featherweight title with a first round demolition of Japanese challenger Hidenori Otake.


Otake went down twice before the contest was waved off in the first round.


Dogboe (20-0, 13 KOs) blasted down Otake (31-3-3) with a good hook in the second minute of the first round.


Otake made it up, but another series of shots made his gloves touch the mat for the second knockdown – and another flurry of big shots forced the referee to step in and wave off the fight.


Otake had never been stopped before in his career. His last defeat came in 2014, when he lost a twelve round decision to then WBA champion Scott Quigg.


Dogboe has now stopped his last five opponents.


Back in April, Dogboe came on the world scene when he got off the mat to score an eleventh round knockout of previously undefeated Jessie Magdaleno to capture the WBO crown.


And prior to that bout, Dogboe had knocked out the dangerous Cesar Juarez in five rounds in a final WBO eliminator in January.


Meanwhile Dogboe’s adviser, Mike Altamura has hinted “Hopefully unification with Danny Roman (WBA) or Rey Vargas (WBC).


“Obviously Roman has a fight with (Gavin) McDonnell coming up in October. But that would be the kind of fights we’ll be chasing or something bigger. Something to motivate him, I think he’d want to come back with a defense around December.


“But ideally we’d be chasing around a unification bout. So hopefully we can make it happen with either one of them with Top Rank.”


But the question is, given the alliances that exist in boxing, are those match-ups realistic?


“That’s a big question, I’m not sure,” admitted Altamura, who understands the hurdles that exist in today’s boxing business.


“Everyone can say that the realistic option is Isaac vs. (TJ) Doheny (the IBF belt-holder), but I look after both fighters so that’s definitely not going to be happening next. Doheny’s got a thumb injury and also I’d rather collect the other belts before there’s any discussion of them facing each other.

“So we’ll see what happens but Roman’s probably not an option considering he’s with DAZN and Eddie Hearn, I believe he’s got a multiple fight deal there,” continued Altamura.


“Rey Vargas, you never know. If [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum puts a decimal point in the right place, you never know.” –Boxingscene



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