Former WBO Junior featherweight world champion – Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe will mount the ring on Saturday, June 19 in a can’t-miss action fight as he challenges Adam ‘BluNose’ Lopez for the NABF belt at The Theater, Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The Royal Storm [21-2, 15 KOs] shot to prominence when he won the WBO junior featherweight world title in April 2018 having knocked out Jessie Magdaleno at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
But, after one title defense against Hidenori Otake [knockout] on August 25, 2018 at the Gila River Arena, the momentum of the Ghanaian boxer was shot down with a pair of defeats to Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete.
He returned last July after a 26-month layoff and battered Chris Avalos en route to an eighth-round stoppage.
Adam Lopez [15-2, 6 KOs], from Glendale, California, defeated former world champion – Jason Sanchez over 10 rounds on February 13, 2021, his second straight win since his valiant effort — on a day’s notice — against Oscar Valdez in November 2019.
Lopez followed up the controversial TKO loss to Valdez with last June’s majority decision over Louie Coria, which many boxing experts ranked among the year’s best battles.
Speaking ahead of the fight, Lopez said he’s going to prove on fight night that he is a different fighter now:
“Dogboe is a former world champion who always comes to fight. But I’m a different fighter now, and I know what a win would mean for my career. I’m coming to Las Vegas to steal the show.”
The winner of the 10-round featherweight battle between Isaac Dogboe and Adam Lopez will get a world title shot later in the year.