Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe stopped Mexican Cesar Juarez on Saturday at the Bukom Boxing Arena in the 5th round of the clash for the vacant WBO Interim Super Bantamweight title.
The bout started on a fast note for both boxers but it was Dogboe who was the more aggressive. He sought out Juarez from the bell and gave a strong indication of what is plans were for the night.
At 1:44 in the second round, Isaac Dogboe floored Juarez with a flashing left hook. The crowd cheered on but Juarez managed to stay on his feet to finish the second round.
Juarez showed more composure and fought stronger in the 4th round despite bleeding from a cut on the face.
However, Juarez was floored again the 5th round with a strong left hook but referee Tony Weeks decided to end the fight despite protests from the Mexican.
The victory sets up a mandatory clash with the title holder Jesse Magdaleno sometime in 2018 and Dogboe called Magdaleno out.
With the win, Dogboe’s record now reads 18 bouts (12 by knockout) and no losses.
In the under card, Ghana’s Abraham Tabul and Patrick Anderson of the USA fought out a split draw in their cruiser weight title bout. Tabul started brightly in their ten-round contest but faded halfway through the fight and Anderson managed to get back into the fight.
The two boxers had issues with their stamina and it was very evident as the bout travelled on. They lacked the power to put together some good combinations leading the judges to split the result.