Dogboe Signs Multi-Year Deal With Top Rank
WBO super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe is sticking with Top Rank Boxing after signing a multi-year deal with the promotional company.
The deal between the world champion and Top Rank will have Dogboe fight at least three times this year. Dogboe won the interim WBO title in his native country of Ghana, then followed it up with a win over Jessie Magdaleno in April to win the WBO title.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said he he would soon visit Ghana and explore the possibility of having Dogboe defend his title at home sometime in 2019.
The first fight under the new promotional deal kicks off this December when Dogboe is expected to defend his title once more. Dogboe’s return is penciled in for December 1 on ESPN at Madison Square Garden where the main event is a lightweight world title unification fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jose Pedraza. Dogboe’s previous fight saw him defend his title against Hidenori Otake on the undercard of Pedraza’s last fight, which took place in August.
In regards to who Dogboe could face in December, Dogboe’s adviser Mike Altamura the team is currently in the process of finding an opponent.
“We’re looking at the highest available contender,” Altamura said. “Currently I have Paul reviewing some tape of potential opponents.”
Original Report: ESPN