Dogboe to return on Nov 26

Dogboe presenting the title to Mr Vanderpuye while Deputy Minister, Vincent Oppong Asamoah  (right) looks on

Dogboe presenting the title to Mr Vanderpuye while Deputy Minister, Vincent Oppong Asamoah (right) looks on

World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth featherweight champion, Isaac Dogboe, is back in training barely a month after winning the title which also unified the WBO Africa and Asia featherweight titles.

Dogboe overcame a difficult Filipino opponent, Neil John Tabanao to win the title in Accra after 12 rounds of grueling action.

That left the Ghanaian champion with a slight shoulder injury which he has treated and has started light training sessions in anticipation of an equally tough and explosive encounter as he edges closer to having a world title shot.

Father and trainer of the boxer, Paul Dogboe told the Times Sports yesterday that the team was working on the next fight which could also be staged in Ghana on November 26.

He said one or two opponents have been identified by the various sanctioning bodies, hoping that the name would soon be made available to the media.

Team Dogboe, he disclosed, will fly to the UK tomorrow to continue with the search for the next opponent.

Whiles there, preparation will be taken to another level in their bid to keep Isaac in shape.

Meanwhile, Dogboe has presented his title to former President, John Agyekum Kuffuor and Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye.

According to the boxer, the two personalities have played significant roles in his career and was important he showed appreciation to them.

“President Kuffour and Nii Lantey are like fathers to me. They offer me advises all the time about my career and my life as a young boxer. They asked me to remain focused and be committed to the sport since that is the only way I can emulate the likes of Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey and others.”

By Andrew Nortey

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