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Dogboe knocks down Otake in first round to retain world title

Isaac Dogboe has successfully defended his World Boxing Organisation super bantamweight title with a first round stoppage of Hidenori Otake and declared he is ready to face the biggest names in the division.

The Ghanaian floored his Japanese opponent twice before referee stepped in to save the 37-year old from further punishment.The quick demolition job took Dogboe’s record to 20 wins in 20 fights with 13 knockouts in what some American commentators called a statement win.

Dogboe got down to work quickly, flooring Otake who had never been knocked down in his career with a left hook a minute into the fight before a right shot sent the Japanese down again.

Dogboe then followed up with a string of shots to the head and body that forced the referee to step in.

Hidenori Otake (L) of Japan stumbles in his fight with Isaac Dogboe of Ghana during the WBO junior featherweight championship bout

With his entire family cheering him on, Dogboe declared he was ready to unify the division and called out fellow champions Raymond Vargas and Danny Ramon, claiming Otake had showed a lot of heart simply by coming out to face him.

He would have put the fear of  God in them with that solid display.

By Michael Oti Adjei|3news.com|Ghana

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