The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has congratulated new World Boxing Organisation (WBO) International super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe, for his latest feat.
Dogboe improved his career record to 16-0 after recording a seventh round stoppage over Argentine opponent, Julian Evaristo Aristule in New Zealand on Saturday in a bout the Ghanaian dominated.
Alhaji Tofiq Murtala, an Executive Member of the GBA, said Dogboe’s rise in the sport gives a clear indication that with the right structures, Ghana would go back to her glory days.
The WBO International title comes barely a fortnight after Emmanuel Tagoe also won the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) lightweight title after defeating a 43-year old South African.
According to Alhaji Tofiq, the current GBA administration led by Mr. Peter Zwennes is motivated by the recent victories and the provision of the new boxing arena (Bukom Boxing Arena) to work harder.
“Administratively, we would do what is required of us to create a good platform for our boxers to fight at the highest level in search of bigger titles.”
He cautioned Dogboe against complacency, urging him to be disciplined and focus on his training as he waits for bigger opportunities.
By Andrew Nortey