OFFICIAL: Dogboe gets Hidenori Otake date on August 25

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Isaac Dogboe and Hidenori Otake

 

Ghana's  WBO World super bantamweight champion, Isaac 'Royal Storm' Dogboe is acheduled to make his first defence of his strap against Japanese veteran, Hidenori Otake in the United States of America on August 25.

Dogboe (19-0, 13 KOs) will slug it out with the experience Otake (31-2-3, 14 KOs) as he look to successfully defend his title before unifying with WBO champion, Danny Roman.

The 23 year-old undefeated pugilist destroyed champion Jessie Magdaleno in round 11 to snatch the WHO crown from the Mexican to become Ghana's youngest ever world champion.

Otake, 36, on the other hand is ranked sixth in the world by the WBO and holds the OPBF super bantamweight belt with an impressive four-year winning streak, in which he has won all nine fights in the process.

The fight promises to be a tough one for Dogboe especially when Otake will be hope to utilise his second chance at a world title after losing to Scott Quigg in 2014 for the WBA super bantamweight title.

The fight against Dogboe will be Otake’s second fight outside the shores of Japan after losing his first one against Quigg in England.