Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe lost his WBO world super bantamweight title on Saturday night, to Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete after an encounter in New York.
The fight was scored 116-112, 116-112, 115-113, all in Navarrete’s favour.
The fight got off to a spirited start with several exciting exchanges in the early rounds. Navarrete suffered a cut on the left side of his hairline in the second round but he also seemed to rattle Dogboe with a right hand.
By the sixth round, Dogboe’s right eye was swelling. He also had swelling on the left side of his face. Dogboe applied intense pressure in the eighth round but Navarrete withstood it and fired back.
Dogboe landed a right hand behind the head that dropped Navarrete in the ninth round but referee Benjy Esteves did not call it because it was an illegal punch.
In the final round, Navarrete won his 21st fight in a row.
According to CompuBox punch statistics, Navarrete landed 221 of 804 punches (28 percent) and Dogboe connected with 176 of 686 (26 percent).
As it stands now Navarrete who is 23 years has (26-1, 22 KOs), whiles Dogboe who is 24 years has (20-1, 14 KOs).