Isaac Dogboe ‘The Royal Storm’ sinks another victim !
As they stood, across from each other, with the press and team as a backdrop, amidst flashing lights and the constant roaring of ‘ne-ho’, Dogboe, attempted to roughen his opponent’s seas but it was merely the thunder before the storm.
It took Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) a little more than two minutes to prove again that he’s one of the most exciting young fighters in the sport. The fight had barely begun when Otake, the Royal Storm’s Japanese opponent listed to a strong left hook. He eventually sunk to floor with his back on the mat. He was knocked out by a flurry of combinations, polished off with a strong left hook punch.
Defending his recently won junior WBO featherweight title, Dogboe knocked down Hidenori Otake (31-3-3) twice in the first round before the referee stepped in to call a halt to the bout, giving him a first-round TKO.
“This was a great performance. I’m glad I got to showcase my skills on ESPN,” Dogboe said.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity. I have a lot of respect for Otake for standing up after getting dropped. When I hit him with that powerful hook and dropped him the first time I felt the holy spirit”.
We agree with the champion’s assessment of himself. Although it was a short fight, we saw a marked improvement in his head movement, blocking, timing, speed, power, inside fighting and counterpunching.
The confident 24 year old has every reason to flaunt his abilities with 20 undefeated fights under his belt already. He’s poised to be a world star and every punch reinforces the idea that the Ghanaian born, British raised Dogboe would stop at nothing.
Afterward, Dogboe—who made a $65,000 purse vs. Otaki’s $25,000 payday—called out other 122-pound titlists, including Daniel Roman and Rey Vargas.
“Now, I want to face all the champs. Let’s do this. I’m ready to unify all the titles.”
Here is a video of the full fight.