Isaac Dogboe

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Isaac Dogboe
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Real nameIsaac Zion Dogboe
Nickname(s)Royal Storm
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)[1]
Reach64 in (163 cm)
  • Ghanaian
  • British
Born (1994-09-26) 26 September 1994 (age 28)
Accra, Ghana
Boxing record
Total fights26
Wins by KO16

Isaac Zion Dogboe (/ˈdɒɡb/ DOG-bay; born 26 September 1994) is a Ghanaian-British professional boxer who held the WBO junior-featherweight title in 2018.


Dogboe was born in Accra, Ghana, but moved to London, England.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Dogboe won the 2013 Amateur Boxing Association British lightweight title, when boxing out of the Territorial Army London BC.[3]

He qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal at the African Olympic Qualifying Event, beating Mohamed Bedir (EGY), Emilian Polino (TAN), Ayabonga Sonjica (RSA) and only losing on countback after a 6:6 draw in the final to Aboubakr Lbida (MAR).

In the first round of the 2012 Olympics he faced Satoshi Shimizu of Japan. Ahead on points in the first two rounds (4:3, 3:2) he lost the bout after the judges scored round three 5:2 in favour of Shimizu, overturning Dogboe's lead. The verdict was met with vocal displeasure from ringside spectators and was later described as "contentious" and a "mystery decision" by media outlets.[4]

Professional career[edit]

After turning professional in 2013, he compiled a record of 17–0 before challenging Cesar Juarez for the vacant WBO interim junior-featherweight title, winning via fifth-round stoppage.[5] In his next fight Dogboe would face and beat Jessie Magdaleno to capture the full WBO junior-featherweight title.[6]

He successfully defending his WBO title with a first-round knockout against Hidenori Otake on 25 August 2018 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, US. Dogboe knocked the ageing Otake down twice before referee Patrick Morley stepped in to prevent Otake from taking further punishment.[7]

He lost his WBO title to Emanuel Navarrete at the Hulu Theater in New York City's Madison Square Garden on 8 December 2018. All three judges scored the fight in Navarrete's favor.[8] On 11 May 2019, the pair fought a rematch, and Dogboe lost once again, this time by twelfth-round technical knockout.[9]

Break from boxing[edit]

He confirmed after his second bout with Navarrete that he would be taking a break from the sport. This would make it possible for him to continue to study for his bachelor's degree, which he had to defer due to the demanding nature of his career as a boxer.[10]


On 5 September 2019, it was announced that Dogboe would be facing Carl Frampton in his featherweight debut.[11] However, the fight did not come to fruition.

He is promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank.[12] He made a comeback against Mexican American Chris Avalos in July 2020,after stopping him in the final round of their featherweight bout at the MGM Grand.[13] In June 2021, he defeated Adam Lopez in a featherweight bout in Las Vegas with two out of the three judges scoring the fight in his favor. That was the first time he fought with Barry Hunter as his trainer.[14] In November 2021, he defeated Christopher Diaz on the undercard of the Terrence Crawford and Shawn Porter bout in Las Vegas.[15]

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 fights 24 wins 2 losses
By knockout 16 1
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
26 Win 24–2 United States Joet Gonzalez SD 10 23 Jul 2022 United States Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota, U.S. Won WBO International featherweight title
25 Win 23–2 Puerto Rico Christopher Diaz MD 10 Nov 20, 2021 United States Michelob Ultra Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained NABF featherweight title
24 Win 22–2 United States Adam Lopez MD 10 19 Jun 2021 United States Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, US Won NABF featherweight title
23 Win 21–2 United States Chris Avalos TKO 8 (8), 2:25 21 Jul 2020 United States MGM Grand Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, US
22 Loss 20–2 Mexico Emanuel Navarrete TKO 12 (12), 2:02 11 May 2019 United States Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, US For WBO junior-featherweight title
21 Loss 20–1 Mexico Emanuel Navarrete UD 12 8 Dec 2018 United States Hulu Theater, New York City, New York, US Lost WBO junior-featherweight title
20 Win 20–0 Japan Hidenori Otake TKO 1 (12), 2:18 25 Aug 2018 United States Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, US Retained WBO junior-featherweight title
19 Win 19–0 United States Jessie Magdaleno TKO 11 (12), 1:38 28 Apr 2018 United States Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Won WBO junior-featherweight title
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Cesar Juarez TKO 5 (12), 2:12 6 Jan 2018 Ghana Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana Won vacant WBO interim junior-featherweight title
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Javier Chacón RTD 6 (12), 3:00 22 Jul 2017 Ghana Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana Retained WBO International junior-featherweight title
16 Win 16–0 Argentina Julián Aristule TKO 7 (10), 1:15 10 Dec 2016 New Zealand Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand Won vacant WBO International junior-featherweight title
15 Win 15–0 Philippines Neil John Tabanao UD 12 26 Aug 2016 Ghana Police Fitness and Social Centre, Accra, Ghana Retained WBO Africa featherweight title;
Won WBO Oriental and vacant WBC Silver Youth featherweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Uganda Edward Kakembo TKO 6 (10) 18 Jun 2016 Ghana Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana Retained WBO Africa featherweight title
13 Win 13–0 Ghana Michael Pappoe UD 12 20 Feb 2016 Ghana Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, Accra, Ghana Retained WBO Africa featherweight title
12 Win 12–0 Ghana George Krampah RTD 7 (12), 3:00 26 Dec 2015 Ghana Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana Won vacant WBO Africa featherweight title
11 Win 11–0 Ghana Joseph Adu TKO 1 (8) 20 Nov 2015 Ghana Sports Stadium, Accra, Ghana
10 Win 10–0 Ghana John Oblitey Commey TKO 3 (12) 6 Nov 2015 Ghana Aborigenes Beach Resort, Keta, Ghana Won vacant West African Boxing Union featherweight title
9 Win 9–0 Ghana Aminu Turkson TKO 6 (8) 24 Oct 2015 Ghana Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra, Ghana
8 Win 8–0 Ghana Raymond Ansah TKO 3 12 Sep 2015 Ghana Wembley Park, Accra, Ghana
7 Win 7–0 United States Jazzma Hogue UD 6 11 Apr 2015 United States Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, US
6 Win 6–0 El Salvador Jonathan Alcantara KO 3 (6), 0:59 27 Mar 2015 United States Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, US
5 Win 5–0 Mexico Alejandro Ochoa UD 6 23 Jan 2015 United States Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, US
4 Win 4–0 United States Wilberth Lopez UD 6 29 Nov 2014 United States Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, US
3 Win 3–0 United States Ronald Rodríguez TKO 2 (4), 2:24 24 Oct 2014 United States Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego, California, US
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Andy Harris PTS 4 20 Jun 2014 United Kingdom Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1 Win 1–0 Hungary Csaba Toth KO 3 (6), 0:47 30 Aug 2013 Switzerland Sternensaal, Berne, Switzerland

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Isaac Dogboe
  2. ^ "Born in Ghana, Made in Britain: Isaac Dogboe interview". Boxing Monthly. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Roll of Honour". England Boxing. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  4. ^ Dirs, Ben (28 July 2012). "Olympic boxing: Anthony Ogogo overcomes Junior Castillo Martinez". BBC. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Isaac Dogboe KOs Cesar Juarez to claim interim junior featherweight world title". ESPN. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Dogboe Drops, Shocks, Stops Magdaleno For WBO Title". Boxingscene. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Must Watch: Isaac Dogboe knocks out Hidenori Otake in round one". AirnewsOnline. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Isaac Dogboe loses WBO world super bantamweight title to Emanuel Navarrete". Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Navarrete stops Dogboe in rematch, defends WBO junior featherweight world title". Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Dogboe takes time off boxing". Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  11. ^ Stumberg, Patrick L. (5 September 2019). "Carl Frampton set to face Isaac Dogboe on November 30th". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  12. ^ "How Isaac Dogboe plans to reclaim a world title". Graphic Online. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Isaac Dogbe triumph's over Avalos". MyNewsGh. 22 July 2020. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: Isaac Dogboe decisions Adam Lopez". Graphic Online. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Dogboe battles to victory over Diaz in close contest -". Retrieved 22 November 2021.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Joshua Wahab
West African Boxig Union featherweight champion
6 November 2015 – December 2015
Title last held by
Sakaria Lukas
WBO Africa featherweight champion
26 December 2015 – September 2016
Title next held by
Sakaria Lukas
Preceded by
Neil John Tabanao
WBO Oriental featherweight champion
26 August 2016 – September 2016
Title next held by
Luke Jackson
Title last held by
Brayd Smith
WBC Youth Silver featherweight champion
26 August 2016 – September 2016
Title next held by
Yiran Li
Title last held by
Bongani Mahlangu
WBO International junior-featherweight champion
10 December 2016 – December 2017
World boxing titles
New title WBO junior-featherweight
Interim title

6 January 2018 - 28 April 2018
Won full title
Preceded by WBO junior-featherweight champion
28 April 2018 – 8 December 2018
Succeeded by