The Ghanaian was his usual confident and corky self in the days leading to the bout, going as far as predicting a round 4 KO victory. His chants of Neho! (his war cry) as he walked into the ring filled most Ghanaian boxing fans with confidence, but sadly what happened next was far from war. It was a one-sided beating, similar to the battle of Winterfell before Arya struck.
Statement made. Navarrete seemingly hurts his right hand, knocks down Dogboe and Dogboe’s corner throws in the towel. #NavarreteDogboe2
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 12, 2019
It was simply painful to watch for any Ghanaian. Almost a repeat of the first bout, the only difference being the change of costumes. Dogboe was punished by Navarette virtually from start to finish, with the Mexican scoring a knockdown in round 6.
Dogboe’s vision was blurry due to a bad cut on his left eye, his legs were wobbly, not because of the ‘lack of fitness’ this time, but his inability to cope with the pressure that was being mounted on him.
His corner, in the first bout, allowed him to go through the punishment through to the final round. But this time it was too hard to take, as they threw in the towel in the 12th round to end the torture.
His opponent and conqueror was only surprised Dogboe was able to last that long
Utter disappointment for a country that was hoping to have two standing world champions.
Suddenly, Team Dogboe is now staring at back to back world championship defeats, and it is difficult to see a way forward.