"I Wouldn't Have Been a Champion if Height Mattered": Isaac Dogboe Tells Critics

"I Wouldn't Have Been a Champion if Height Mattered": Isaac Dogboe Tells Critics

Lukman Mumuni
  • Isaac Dogboe has responded to critics over his height disadvantage
  • Dogboe returned home after losing to Robeisy Ramirez in the US last month
  • The Ghanaian boxer is yet to announce his next opponent

Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe has fired back at critics claiming his career will be short-lived due to his height disadvantage.

Dogboe lost to Robeisy Ramirez last month in his bid to win world title.

In the last five years, the 1.57m boxer has lost three times to fighters with better height advantage. He lost in back-to-back fights against Emmanuel Navarrete in WBO Junior Lightweight division before a defeat to Ramirez in the the WBO Featherweight title.

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Isaac Dogboe has rejected claims his height is a disadvantage to his career. Credit: @ghanaboxing
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Boxing pundits and followers of the game believe Dogboe's biggest disadvantage is his height and reach.

However, the 28-year-old insists he has what it takes to be a champion.

“If size mattered then I don’t think I will be in the sports. I don’t think I would have become a champion. I don’t think Tyson would become a champion either,” he told the press, as quoted by myjoyonline.com.
“This is how God made me and I used it to my own advantage and is been successful. God has been great and I am grateful for how I am.”

Dogboe is yet to announce his next fight following defeat to Ramirez in Tusla last month.

Dogboe suffers defeat to Ramirez

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Isaac Dogboe lost the WBO Featherweight world title fight to Cuban boxer Robeisy Ramirez in the United States of America.

The Ghanaian pugilist struggled as the judges scored in favour of Ramirez at the end of the bout via a unanimous decision.

The one-sided bout saw the judges score 117-110, 118-109, 119-108 for the Cuban fighter.

Dogboe to face Ramirez

Ghanaian boxer Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe is set to become a two-time world champion as he fights Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in a featherweight title eliminator.

The ten-round featherweight bout will now headline an April 1 Top Rank show on ESPN+ in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

According to Big Fight Weekend, the bout will be either for the vacant WBO interim featherweight title or the potentially vacant full title.