Parliament congratulates WBO Champion Isaac Dogboe

–as Hon Woyome urges parents to emulate Father Role

Parliamentarians on Thursday May 24, lauded Isaac Dogboe, Ghana’s newest world boxing champion for winning the WBO Super Bantamweight Title to become the youngest Ghanaian world champion ever in the boxing profession.

The parliamentarians who were contributing to a statement by Hon Kobbina Mensah Woyome, Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu, described Isaac Dogboe’s victory over Mexican Jessie Magdaleno, as one which came with no surprise due to his determination.

Dogboe claimed the title following a stunning 11th round knock out victory over Jessie Magdaleno. The 23-year-old recovered from a first round knockdown to floor his opponent and set a new record of becoming the youngest ever world champion in Ghana’s boxing history.

However, Hon Kobby Woyome in the statement said, the role of Champion Isaac Dogboe’s father, Paul Dogboe should not be overlooked, for his role in the upcoming of Isaac boxing is inspiring and worth emulating.

According to him, Paul Dogboe’s deep faith, sacrifice and hard work in guiding his son, Isaac to become the world boxing champion, has thrown the spotlight on the unique and successful father-son relationships in Ghana.

Isaac Dogboe, 23, Ghana’s youngest world boxing champion, claimed an impressive victory over 26-year-old former world title holder, Jessie Magdaleno at Philadelphia, USA, in April this year

The victory has generated a lot of attention and applauds from boxing enthusiasts including Ghana’s Parliamentarians.

While congratulating boxer Isaac Dobgoe for winning the WBO Super Bantamweight title, Hon Kobby Woyome called on Ghanaian parents and guardina s to take inspiration from Paul Dogboe, and offer good parenting to their children.

“I have follow him and the guy is fantastic, he has shown talented in the boxing, but I will say kudos to his Father who sacrificed his job and be behind him (Isaac ) for all these year, trained and managed the son so well,” he stated.

Beside the 11th round TKO victory over Mexican-American, Jessie Magdaleno, to win the World Boxing Organisation super bantamweight title to become Ghana’s ninth world boxing champion and the youngest at 23.

Isaac Dogboe early this year, also defeated Mexican Cesar Juarez via a fifth round TKO to win the WBO Interim super bantamweight title and laid down a marker before his giant-killing feat against Magdaleno on April 28.

Behind the WBO champion’s success story is a solid foundation laid by his father and trainer, Paul, who honed his son’s talent and oversaw his meteoric rise to fame.

However, Ghana boxing is replete with similar stories of boxers following in the path of their famous fathers into the ring. It is worth mentioning that before the father-son relationship of the Dogboes, there already existed a strong family tradition of fathers training their sons in boxing.

Mr Woyome believed that the youngster has showed potential to step into the big shoes of Azumah Nelson and others, stating that Dogboe is in the spotlight for his talented skills and accomplishments.

Isaac father, Paul Dogboe, a former member of the British army and a fitness expert, had a short career as an amateur boxer.

His little experience in the ring provided him with useful insights and experience to transform him into a great boxing coach to guide his son into a world champion.

:Source: Engsalige Nyaaba

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