Isaac Zion Dogboe is a professional boxer with Ghanaian-British heritage, born on September 26, 1994. He is best known for holding the WBO junior-featherweight title in 2018. Here is some background information on his career. Dogboe was born in Accra, Ghana, but later moved to London, England.During his amateur career, Dogboe achieved significant success. He won the 2013 Amateur Boxing Association British lightweight title while boxing out of the Territorial Army London BC.In his journey to the 2012 Olympics, Dogboe secured a spot by winning a silver medal at the African Olympic Qualifying Event. He defeated opponents like Mohamed Bedir (EGY), Emilian Polino (TAN), and Ayabonga Sonjica (RSA). In the final, he faced Aboubakr Lbida (MAR) and, despite a 6:6 draw, lost on countback.
Dogboe transitioned to the professional ranks in 2013 and quickly built an impressive record of 17 wins and no losses.He challenged Cesar Juarez for the vacant WBO interim junior-featherweight title and won the fight via a fifth-round stoppage.In a significant victory, Dogboe faced and defeated Jessie Magdaleno to capture the full WBO junior-featherweight title.He defended his WBO title successfully with a first-round knockout against Hidenori Otake in August 2018.Unfortunately, Dogboe lost his WBO title to Emanuel Navarrete at Madison Square Garden in New York City in December 2018. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Navarrete.
In a rematch with Navarrete on May 11, 2019, Dogboe faced another loss, this time by twelfth-round technical knockout.After his second fight with Navarrete, Dogboe announced that he would be taking a break from the sport. He made this decision to allow him to focus on his education and continue his studies for a bachelor’s degree. The demanding nature of his boxing career had led to a deferment of his studies, and he decided to prioritize his education during this time.Isaac Dogboe’s career has seen both triumphs and challenges, and he remains a notable figure in the world of boxing, known for his achievements both inside and outside the ring.