Chacon no match for Dogboe - Throws in the towel after Rd 6

BY: Kwame Larweh
Isaac Dogboe catches Argentine Javier Chacon off guard with a left hook
Isaac Dogboe catches Argentine Javier Chacon off guard with a left hook

Isaac Dogboe last Saturday paved way for the  road to stardom when he stopped the Argentine fighter,  Javier Chacon, in the sixth round via a technical knockout to retain his WBO International Super Bantamweight at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

In the presence of a sizeable number of boxing fans, including former President Jerry John Rawlings, Dogbe  jabbed his way to victory in a one-sided bout to improve on his record to 17-0, 11 KOs.

The bout, a final eliminator for the Ghanaian, puts him in a prime position to challenge for the world title in the super-bantamweight division.

The 36-year-old Chacon whose record now is 25-4-1, 7 KOs, only managed to startle the Ghanaian in the fourth round with a left hook.

The promising Dogboe started well with early combinations, seeking a place in the guarded face of his opponent, but found the Argentine tight on the defence.

However, the 22-year-old UK-born Ghanaian, broke through in the second to fifth rounds with constant jabs and combinations, which became uneasy for his opponent.

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In the sixth Dogboe caught his opponent with a left hook which threw Chason to the ropes. Chason could not return, as seconds before the call of the bell in the seventh, the Argentine’s camp threw in the towel. They blamed it on an injured right wrist.

Speaking after his impressive win on the night, Dogboe described Chacon as a tough and tricky boxer who could cause an upset in the ring at any time.

He said he was ready to go to Las Vegas and emulate legend Azumah Nelson by delivering a world title for the nation since that had been his focus throughout his career.

"I won. I have had to keep my composure to do so because Chacon is a tough and tricky boxer who can cause any upset at any given time.

"The nation wants me to walk in the shoes of legendary boxer Azumah Nelson and I am ready to challenge for a World title since that has been my focus throughout my career," Dogboe said.