16th June 2024

Isaac Dogboe after the fight

Young Ghanaian Boxer, Isaac Dogboe, in the early hours of Wednesday morning stopped American Chris Avalo in an 8th round knocked out.

The fight helps Dogboe to regain his confidence after losing his WBO Super Bantamweight title in a back-to-back losses to Mexican Emanuel Navarrete.

The young boxer started the fight very well and dominated throughout the 8th round, knocking him out in the last minute of the final round.

Dogboe stopped Chris Avalos with 35 seconds remaining in an eight-round featherweight bout inside the bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Dogboe after the fight expressed appreciation to God for a comeback victory.

“I’m so grateful and very happy,” he said.

“We’re still warming up. I felt great in there today,” Dogboe added.


Dogboe, who has 21 fight victories with 15 knockouts and two losses, lost his 122-pound title to Navarrete by a unanimous decision in December 2018 and lost to same person in a five months later rematch.

Following the loss he hired Barry Hunter to replace his father as his trainer.

Avalos fight

“I could hear voice telling me, take your time, just relax and don’t force yourself,” Isaac said after the bout with Avalos, who has 27 fights, losing eight and having 20 knock-outs.

The bout was a top rank bill which took place in an empty MGM grand Arena Nevada in the United State of America.

The first few rounds were competitive but, by Round 3, brutal power shots — particularly those to the body — began to take a toll on Avalos, who took considerable punishment in the later rounds.

As the final round was winding down, Dogboe, obviously trying to score a knockout, landed a big left hand. That was followed moments later by a damaging right, which prompted referee Russel Mora to stop the fight.

Isaac Dogboe and Chris Avalo in the ring

Dogboe landed three times as many punches as Avalos, according to CompuBox. It was Dogboe’s first victory since he stopped Hidenori Otake in August 2018.


Watch full bout below


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