Former WBO junior featherweight world champion – Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe has predicted a thrilling display of fireworks on Saturday, November 20 as he steps into the ring to take on two-time title challenger, Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz at Michelob ULTRA Arena [Mandalay Bay] in Las Vegas.
Having fortified his career since back-to-back title fight losses to Emanuel Navarrete, the Ghanaian-British boxer [Dogboe] is aiming to becoming a two-division world champion and a win over Diaz on Saturday will give him a world title shot.
Speaking at Thursday’s press conference ahead of the fight, Dogboe said he’s expecting nothing but an explosive night:
“Diaz is a tough man. We know he is an energetic fighter and he will throw overhands and uppercuts. It will be fireworks. Let it begin.”
Dogboe [22-2, 15 KOs] added that his two title defeats to Mexican boxer – Emanuel Navarrete has shaped him.
“The losses to Navarrete helped me to see things clearly and for me to start paving my own way.
“Boxing has taken me places and got me to meet my new team. My new team made me realize boxing is not all about knockouts – it’s a thinking man’s game.
“Now I am trying to think a little bit more, enjoy the atmosphere a little bit more.”
The Royal Storm further reiterated about the impact his new trainer – Barry Hunter and team in general has brought on board:
“With my new team – Perfecting Athletes – I can eat and drink on the day of a weigh-in and that is crazy, whereas before on fight week I’d be looking like a skeleton.”
By James K. Attaglo Wilson