Ghana’s Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, Saturday night (USA), stopped Japanese veteran Hidenori Otake in the first round to successfully retain his WBO super bantamweight title.
Otake (31-3-3, 14 KO) had never been stopped in his career, but he was outgunned quickly and clearly by the 23-year-old Dogboe (20-0, 14 KO) at the Gila River Arena in Arizona.
Otake, 37, went down about halfway into the opening frame, but got back up to fight on.
He was down again, his glove touching the canvas, about 20 seconds later. The assault would continue. The aggressive Dogboe just kept firing away, landing at will, as the referee kept looking to jump in to stop the fight. And he did it without Otake going down again, as a series of clean rights and lefts just kept landing.
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After the fight, Dogboe called out fellow titleholders Rey Vargas and Danny Roman for a unification.
“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,” Dogboe added.