Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe suffered another defeat to Mexican Emmanuel Navarrete on Saturday evening at Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona as he aimed at recapturing the WBO Super Bantamweight title he lost five months ago.
Dogboe started well composed with some efficient jabs but Navarete found his feet and used his reach and his attack-minded approach to dictate the pace in the ring.
The 24-year-old tried hard to match up but the Mexican’s counterpunches and skill kept the bout in his favour all night.
Dogboe wobbled in the sixth round and by round eight he suffered his first knockdown but he beat the referee’s count.
The Ghanaian boxer’s corner threw in the towel in round 12 to prevent the boxer from further humiliation.
“Right now, I’d like to let everyone be aware that the super bantamweight division is very challenging for me to make weight,” Dogboe admitted after his second straight loss.
His father and trainer Paul Dogboe has hinted he will advise his son to quit boxing return to school and continue his course but the boxer will need to take the final decision.
Dogboe now has 20 wins, two losses with 14 technical knockouts.