Ghanaian-British professional boxer, Isaac Zion Dogboe, has said he is ready to fight again after taking a break from the sports a year ago.
The 25-year-old lost his WBO junior-featherweight title to Emmanuel Navarrete twice; first on December 8, 2018, then in an anticipated rematch, Dogboe lost again on 12th May 2019.
In an interview with Citi TV’s Godfred Akoto Boafo, Isaac Dogboe who has ‘Neho’ as his catchword said he is maturing in the game and upon a firm assessment believes he is ready to fight again.
I’m motivated to get back into the ring and get back to winning ways. So right now I’m just taking things slowly. I am starting to enjoy boxing again so right now that is a plus for me.
I have been able to sit back and look at things from other perspectives and really learnt a lot through this past year. Since the loss. I’m maturing in the game as well. It’s an achievement.”
In a tweet, the 2018 WBO junior-featherweight champion said he will be returning to the ring on 21st July 2020 in a bout against American pro boxer Chris Avalos.
Paul Dogboe, the boxer’s father and former manager in an interview with Joy FM said his son is in the right state and hands to make a superb comeback against Chris Avalos.
“You have to let the world know that truly you are back, you have everything. You have been out for a whole year.
“He has God on his side, great coach [Freddie Roach], and the best promoters, top rank. You have your destiny in your own hands we can just back you with our prayers.
“The only thing I have to tell him is to take his own destiny into his own hands. Daddy has brought you this far you have to do the rest now; you’re 25 years old. I’ve left him, he is with great people. I trust him and he’s going to do well”, he concluded.
Isaac Dogboe has fought 22 times, winning 20, with 14 of the wins being knockouts. He has lost only twice and it has all been against Emmanuel Navarrete.
His, opponent, Chris Avalos, 30, has 34 bouts under his name, winning 27 with 20 been knockouts and has lost six times.