Dogboe pockets $65,000 after Otake win

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Isaac Dogboe

Ghana’s WBO super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe took home $65,000 for his one round demolition of Japan’s Hidenori Otake on Saturday.

The Ghanaian star had been expected to endure a hard night’s work against the Japanese veteran who came into the fight riding a nine-fight winning streak but blitzed Otake right from the onset on the way to his knock out win

According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) took home $65,000 for his night’s exertions while Otake earned $25,000.

Dogboe called out the division’s top names including Danny Roman and Rey Vargas but might have to wait to make that happen.

“Now I want to face all the champs. Let’s do this! I’m ready to unify all the titles,” he said. “I want all the champions out there, Rey Vargas, Danny Roman. Step up to the plate, let’s make this happen. They should come forward and make a great fight. Champions should fight the best.”

Top Rank’s Vice-president Carl Moretti intimated to ESPN that the 23-year-old star could be back in the ring before the year is over.

“I thought it was going to be a long rest after this fight because I thought we were in for a long fight, but given what happened, I’d like to get him in by the end of the year,” Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti said of Dogboe.