Father: Dogboe injured his ankle during training

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Paul (left) and Isaac Dogboe teamed up to win the WBO super bantamweight crown
Paul (left) and Isaac Dogboe teamed up to win the WBO super bantamweight crown

The father of former WBO super bantamweight titlist, Isaac Dogboe, Paul Dogboe, has revealed that his son injured his ankle during a training session, delaying his return to the ring.

Paul, who led his son to attain world title status in 2018, noted that Dogboe sustained the injury during an outdoor training on the mountains in Calabasas, California.

He, however, described it as a minor setback in his son’s career as it could rule out his expected return on November 30 against the former world champion, Carl Frampton.

In a video, Paul confirmed that Dogboe’s chances of making a quick return next month has been ruined by the injury but downplayed its seriousness.

“Isaac Dogboe just had a little ankle injury when we went outdoors to train. He stepped on a rock and fell when we were on the mountains training in Calabasas, it is just a minor setback and everybody is downhearted," Paul said.

Dogboe, 25, is looking forward to coming back from two consecutive defeats at the hands of Mexico's Emanuel Navarrete which saw him losing his WBO super bantamweight crown.

The Ghanaian fighter, who is currently based in California ahead of his return to the ring, could see his fight with English boxer Frampton cancelled after his injury.