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Former WBO junior featherweight world champion – Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe has said that he is gradually proving his skeptics who doubted his ability after his loss to Navarrete wrong.

The Royal Storm announced his comeback on Saturday having edged Adam ‘BluNose’ Lopez via 10-round majority decision [95-95, 96-94 and 97-93] at The Theater [Virgin Hotels] in Las Vegas to clinch the NABF featherweight title.

Dogboe [22-2, 15 KOs] who suffered two title defeats in 2019 to Mexican boxer – Emanuel Navarrete jumped out to an early lead, but Lopez [15-3, 6 KOs] charged back in the second half of the bout, muscling Dogboe around the ring and buzzing him on more than one occasion.

But the final round proved a microcosm of the phone booth battle that played out the previous nine rounds with both men going at each other.

Meanwhile, speaking is a post fight interview Dogboe said many were those who wrote him off after those losses to Navarrete, but people like him does not stay down forever:

“A lot of people wrote me off after those losses to Navarrete and said I was overhyped. People like me, we don’t stay down forever. We get back up,” he said.

“I have to thank my team. They’re not just trainers, they are family. God wanted me to be there.”

According to the Ghanaian boxer he was confident of victory going into the fight, but praised Adam Lopez for giving him a good run for his money.

“I was pretty confident I’d get that decision because I controlled the fight for the first six rounds. I was posing too much and got a little too careless.

“Every now and then, I stayed in the pocket a little too long and forced too much. But, listen, Adam is a great guy.

“He showed the pedigree. We promised it would be a firefight. It takes two to tango.”

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