The Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, on behalf of President John Mahama and the Government and people of Ghana, has congratulated newly crowned featherweight champion, Isaac ‘The Royal Storm’ Dogboe for making the nation proud.
Dogboe earned a unanimous decision victory over Filipino opponent, Neil John Tabanao ‘Singwangtsa’ to become the new WBC World Youth featherweight champion on Friday in Accra.
Dogboe thus improved to 15 wins without blemish and expected to rise in the next WBO rankings plus expected eliminators that would lead to a potential world title fight.
In a statement, the Minister said the undefeated Dogboe’s victory was a huge testament that Ghana still boasts of potential world beaters that can annex titles, given the required support from stakeholders and dedication and commitment from the boxers.
“With the level of brilliance exhibited by the boxing prodigy, the President has no doubt that, the newly crowned WBC World Youth featherweight champion can go on and aim a shot at the world title and subsequently pick up from where its boxing legends left off.”
He reiterated government’s commitment to recapture the glory days of the pugilist sport, hoping that the completion of the state-of -the-art sports complex situated near the Korle Lagoon area would further enhance the fortunes of not only boxing but other equally important ‘lesser known sports’ in the country.
By Times Sports Reporter