WATCH LIVE (above) as Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe takes on Mexican Cesar Juarez for a vacant interim WBO World super bantamweight belt from the Bukom Boxing Arena here in Accra.
Juarez, a junior featherweight contender, had been due for a mandatory fight against world titleholder Jessie Magdaleno on Nov. 11 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, on the undercard of a Top Rank ESPN card. However, Magdaleno pulled out with a wrist injury.
So the interim title bout was sanctioned and Magdaleno will be obligated to eventually face tonight’s winner.
Isaac Dogboe (17-0, 11 KOs), 23, has knocked out three of his past four opponents but will be facing the most notable foe of his pro career, which began in 2013.
These are the officials tonight’s fight: referee Tony Weeks from USA, South Africa’s Deon Dwarte (judge) and Spain’s Fernando Laguna (Judge) – the other two, Italy’s Matteo Montella-D’ariola (judge) and America’s John Duggan, Esq. (supervisor) will.
This Dogboe-Juarez fight, with six undercards, is live on GHOne TV, Agoo TV and Dstv channel 361.