Ghanaian Boxer Isaac Dogboe stops American Chris Avalo in the 8th round knocked out on Tuesday night. The former WBO Super Bantamweight Champion Dogboe started the fight very well and dominated throughout the 8th round and knocked him out in the last minute of the final round.
The Ghanaian fighter, coming off back-to-back losses to Emanuel Navarrete, stopped Chris Avalos with 35 seconds remaining in an eight-round featherweight bout inside the bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In an interview with Isaac Dogboe on ESPN, Dogboe expresses how God has been part of his life since 14 months now, he thanks God for his coming back victory, i’m so gratefull and very happy, he said.
“We’re still warming up. I felt great in there today,” Dogboe said.
Dogboe (21-2, 15 KOs) lost his 122-pound title to Navarrete by a unanimous decision in December 2018. In the rematch, five months later, the Mexican stopped him in the 12th round.
That led to a big change. He hired Barry Hunter to supplant his father as his trainer and got to work rebuilding his career.
Avalos (27-8, 20 KOs) wasn’t the stiffest test — the former title challenger was 2-5 in his previous seven fights — but he remains a decent, game fighter. And Dogboe handled him easily.
“I could hear voice telling me, take your time, just relax and don’t force yourself, Isaac reveals this after the Bout”. Oh i’m so gratefull and very happy. The bout was a top rank bill which took place in an empty MGM grand Arena Nevada in the United State of America.
The first few rounds were competitive but, by Round 3, brutal power shots — particularly those to the body — began to take a toll on Avalos, who took considerable punishment in the later rounds.
As the final round was winding down, Dogboe, obviously trying to score a knockout, landed a big left hand. That was followed moments later by a damaging right, which prompted referee Russel Mora to stop the fight.
Dogboe landed three times as many punches as Avalos, according to CompuBox. It was Dogboe’s first victory since he stopped Hidenori Otake in August 2018.