Former Olympian Isaac Dogboe came up huge in his first real test as a pro, handing the iron-tough Cesar Juarez the first stoppage loss of his career to win the interim WBO super bantamweight title.
Despite Juarez’s (20-6, 15 KO) experience in brawls, Dogboe (18-0, 12 KO) came out slugging, unleashing an endless storm of left hooks to the head and body. He floored Juarez hard with a hook/jab in the second round, but ate some quality blows in ihs pursuit of the finish.
Juarez found some life in the third round, landing a powerful series of body shots and shrugging off some huge head punches from Dogboe, but the Ghanaian’s speed and sharpness kept him in control. One round later, Dogboe found the mark with a left hook so hard that Juarez’s body a second or so to realize there was nobody home. He was wobbly on his feet when he rose, prompting Tony Weeks to call it.
You can watch the fight here. Combat sports GIF god Caposa was kind enough to put together a clip of the climactic punch.
Isaac “Royal Storm" Dogboe. The p4p king #DogboeJuarez pic.twitter.com/hEdoHzPoWy— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 7, 2018
“Regular” champ Jessie Magdaleno, whom Juarez was booked to face before the former suffered an injury, is set to fight on March 10th against TBA. No word yet as to whether “Royal Storm” will get the chance to step in.