Isaac Dogboe promises to bounce back after defeat to Robeisy Ramirez
Isaac Dogboe has promised to bounce back following his defeat to Robeisy Ramirez for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) featherweight title.
The Ghanaian was upset with the points verdict after the unanimous decision loss to Ramirez and has called for a rematch despite issuing an apology to his fans for the defeat
Dogboe (25-3,16 KOs) went into the fight with the hope of becoming a two-division world champion but lost to the Cuban boxer via a unanimous decision.
The 28-year-old had no real chance of taking full control over Ramirez (12-1, 7 KOs), who had the upper hand over the Ghanaian from the first round.
Dogboe, after the fight, pointed out his shortcomings but promised to bounce back in the hope of securing a rematch.
“I’ll like to apologise to my coaches and to the people out there who wished me well. We didn’t get the result we wanted. But we’ll definitely be back.
“I fell short tonight. Congratulations to Robeisy Ramirez, he’s a terrific fighter. He’s a great guy. I was the aggressor [but] I guess I wasn’t aggressive enough,” Dogboe said.
“I guess I couldn’t push enough as we all would have loved me to push but I’ll be back.”
Taking command in the early stages, Ramirez delivered a hot uppercut that forced Dogboe to clinch in the second round, while the Ghanaian fighter was caught by a succession of precise left hands in the sixth round.
Dogboe dug deep in round eight, lashing back with body shots, but Ramirez kept him at bay with straight left hands before this potent punch knocked his opponent to the canvas in the closing round.
Following 12 rounds of action, the judges were unanimous in their decision, scoring it 117-110, 118-109, and 119-108 all in favour of the Cuban, who now claims the vacant WBO featherweight title.