Ghana’s WBO Africa featherweight holder, Isaac Dogboe, would fight, Neil John Tabanao the WBO Oriental (OPBF) featherweight champion, on August 26 for the WBC Youth World Featherweight Championship at the Police Officer’s Social and Fitness Centre in Accra.
The bout, dubbed “Africa vs Asia,” is being promoted by Aborigines Beach Resort Promotions in collaboration with Rising Stars Africa Promotions.
In an interview with the Graphic Sports, a veteran boxing administrator and advisor to Dogbe, Yoofi Boham, said: “This will be a historic bout in the country since Dogbe becomes the first Ghanaian boxer to fight for the WBC Youth World Featherweight Championship”.
“The winner on the day would be entitled to all the three belts inluding the ones being held by both boxers and the one at stake.
Dogboe defended his title last month stopping Ugandan Edward Kakembo in round six of their scheduled bout at the Accra Sports Stadium in May this year while Tabanao, a Philipino is coming into the fight after knocking out Australia’s Ibrahim Balla in round three to win the vacant WBO Oriental Featherweight title last month in Australia.