Former Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Mohammed Amin Lamptey has described the bout between Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe and Japanese boxer Hidenori Otake as very huge.
According to him, the bout is huge as well as important for Dogboe because this is the first time he is defending his WBO Bantamweight title after he beat Jesse Magdaleno to win it earlier this year.
He believes it is important for the Ghanaian boxer to win the bout to make a statement and the division and possibly get a shot a unifying the division.
“It is huge for Isaac because the promoters will love to see him win it because he is gradually becoming a cash cup, is becoming a price boxer for Bob Arum and so they need to make sure the right things are done”, he said.
Mr Amin Lamptey described Isaac Dogboe as one of the fastest young Ghanaian boxers that within six years he has been able to achieve a lot and has managed to get to the top as the world Bantamweight Champion.
He is optimistic that the Royal Storm as Isaac Dogboe is nicknamed will come out victorious after tomorrow’s bout.
He has however cautioned team Dogbe to be wary of their opponent as boxing is full of uncertainties and he might surprise them.
He makes the case that even though there are times when you can look at boxers and make certain predictions but one punch can change the dynamics of any boxing bout on any day.
“In boxing, there is nothing like a done deal. Boxing is always a game of uncertainties”, he warned.
“Otake yes he has the age, he has the experience but Isaac Dogboe’s hunger for success makes him slightly ahead of Otake”.
Undefeated in 19 professional bouts, Dogbe stands tall when compared to 37-year-old Hidenori Otake. With age on his side, Dogboe has been tipped as the favourite to win this particular bout.
The bout is scheduled for tomorrow, 25th August in Glendale, Arizona.