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    Ghana wins international boxing title, after years of title drought

    APA-Accra (Ghana)

    Upcoming Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe in the early hours of Sunday defeated Cesar Juarez of Mexico, to win the interim WBO World Super Bantamweight belt, in a fight staged at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

    Dogboe stopped the Mexican in round five at the 4, 000 capacity crowd edifice, as supporters cheered the young boxer on.
    The former Olympian went straight into action as he targeted Juarez’s body, but the Mexican stood the test in the first round.
    In the second round, the Ghanaian mounted intense pressure on Juarez and he sent the WBO ranked number 2 to the canvas with a terrific left hook, but he managed to rise up to the referee’s count.
    The Mexican began to warm himself into the fight in the third round, but Dogboe landed the telling punches which weaken the tough boxer.
    Juarez pulled up a surprised in round four, when he started firing from all angles, but the 23 year-old Ghanaian kept his composure as he worked behind his stiff jabs.
    However, in the fifth round, Dogboe pushed Juarez back with some body shots, but the Mexican kept coming forward; before Dogboe sent Juarez crashing to the carpet for the second time.

    The Mexican looked hurt, and the referee, Tony Weeks, sensing danger waved to signal the end of the fight.

    With this win, Dogboe becomes the first professional to stop Juarez in the ring.


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