Vincente eyes Dogboe’s title

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Yenifel Vincente
Yenifel Vincente

Dominican Republic boxer, Yenifel ‘El Rayo’ Vincente, is dreaming of annexing the WBO super bantamweight title from Isaac Dogboe next year.

Dogboe is scheduled to defend the belt against Emanuel Navarette in December and Vincente believes it would afford him the opportunity to win a world title because he would be fighting the winner of that bout.

Vincente, who fights Mexico’s Victor Proa on Wednesday at the Vasco Nunez de Balboa Convention Centre, as part of the WBO’s 31st convention, says he is confident of victory because it could get him a world title shot against Dogboe.

“I feel better than ever and with a new team that is working hard by my side, I’m super ready and motivated for this fight because I know that with a victory; I will get closer to a world title fight against the winner of world champion, Isaac Dogboe, and challenger Emmanuel Navarrete," he said.

Puerto Rico-based Vicente goes into Wednesday's with an impressive record of (33-3-2, 25 KOs), four wins better than Mexico's Víctor Proa (29-5-2, 22 KOs).

He disclosed that his promoter had initiated moves to commence negotiation for the fight, which he was hopeful would happen next year.

"My Spartan Boxing team and my promoter Lou DiBella are already making moves so that my dream of fighting for the WBO championship in 2019 becomes a reality.

“But the first thing is to beat Víctor Proa, who is a very aggressive opponent who comes to give all he's got in his fights," said a confident Vicente, who is currently ranked 11th by the WBO.