If there was ever a moment to decide when Isaac Dogboe arrived, his early knockout win over a veteran in Hidenori Otake may have been it.
After beating Jessie Magdaleno for the WBO Super-bantamweight Title, Dogboe’s (20-2) first defense was against Otake in 2018. Inside the Gila River Arena in Arizona, “Royal Storm” knocked down Otake twice before the referee was forced to call the fight off after about two minutes into the first. Otake could not avoid the powerful shots being thrown at him. One of the shots was an early vicious right that planted Otake.
It was Dogboe’s 14th win via some form of knockout. It was also the first time Otake (31-3-3), a Japanese Super-Bantamweight Champion, was stopped in a career that started in 2005. His two losses prior to this one both came via unanimous decision.
You can check out the entire fight, via Top Rank, in the video above.