WBA, WBO titles at stake for Dogboe, Krampah clash

Dogboe (left) in a pose with Black Stars Captain and  boxing enthusiast, Asamoah Gyan

Dogboe (left) in a pose with Black Stars Captain and
boxing enthusiast, Asamoah Gyan

Two titles will be at stake on Boxing Day, December 26 when two promising featherweight boxers go at each other under the promotional umbrella of Landmark Boxing Promotions.

Organisers of the event told the Times Sports yesterday that the winner of the Isaac Dogboe and George Krampah clash will be crowned the new champion and holder of the World Boxing Organisation (WBA) Africa and Interim World Boxing Authority (WBA) Pan Africa featherweight titles.

With doubts over the Braimah Kamoko and Ayitey Powers fight yet to be cleared, the featherweight clash could be elevated as the main bout of the evening that aims at providing boxing fans in the Garden City something to cheer about during the yuletide.

Dogboe has gone unbeaten in 12 fights since turning professional under two years now and is confident of maintaining that enviable result against the experienced Krampah.

Having started his professional career in the UK where he thrilled fans with his all attacking and vicious style of fighting, he seem to have also found the Ghanaian rings a comfortable place to enrich his budding career.

He has conquered three Ghanaian boxers already and is optimistic to add Krampah to his victims as he also aims at slugging it out with Fit Square gym’s talented featherweight, Emmanuel Quartey.

Trained by his father, Paul Dogboe, the junior Dogboe said his target is to get to the very top of his career; a target his father insists is achievable in the not too distant future.

Paul said they have intensified their training sessions in a bid to toughen the boxer and sharpen one or two rough edges.

“We have heard of what Krampah is out to do. After running away the first time, he is back to dent our record but we have prepared for whatever challenge they bring.”

According to Paul, Isaac did a sparring session with one of the fiercest lightweight boxers in the country, Jesse Lartey last week to assess Isaac’s preparedness for the big fight.

“It was a wonderful session which brought out the best from both boxers. They know themselves in their days with the Black Bombers so they knew each other’s style and what is brought on board. Dogboe was even applauded by Azumah Nelson, one of the few persons that watched the session.’

Isaac said his ward has indicated that he was in no mood to lose the two titles to Krampah because this is his biggest fight so far.

However, Team Krampah have also made their intentions clear about this bout, vowing to stop Dogboe as Krampah seeks to relaunch a career that has been very inconsistent.

By Andrew Nortey

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