In what promises to be a highly anticipated fight, two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez and Isaac Dogboe are set to face off for the vacant WBO featherweight title this Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Both fighters weighed in on Friday, with Ramirez coming in at 125.6 lbs and Dogboe at 124.6 lbs. It was clear from the energy in the room that this fight is important to both fighters, and they are not taking it lightly.
During the face-off at the weigh-in, the tension between the two fighters was palpable, and they had to be physically separated. Neither was willing to back down, and the prolonged staredown left the audience on the edge of their seats.
For Ramirez, this fight is a chance to prove himself after a setback in his career. After a highly successful amateur career, many expected him to follow in the footsteps of two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasily Lomachenko and move rapidly through the professional ranks. However, Ramirez suffered an upset loss in the first fight of his career against Adan Gonzales, which arguably slowed down his progress.
Ramirez avenged the loss a year later in 2019, but this fight against Dogboe is a chance for him to show that he is truly back on track and ready to compete at the highest level.
Meanwhile, for Dogboe, this fight is an opportunity to regain his former glory. After a highly successful run that saw him win the WBO super bantamweight title in 2018, Dogboe suffered back-to-back losses to Emmanuel Navarrete, derailing his momentum.
Now, with a chance to win another world title, Dogboe is looking to prove that he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level.
The stage is set for an epic battle between two highly motivated fighters. With the WBO featherweight title on the line, fans can expect an intense and thrilling fight between Ramirez and Dogboe.