Isaac Dogboe ‘The Royal Storm’, aka NEHO made a stunning triumphant return to boxing after an eighth-round technical knock-out (TKO) to Mexican-American Chris Avalos. This fight was a featherweight bout at the MG Grand in Las Vegas, the USA on Tuesday night.
The former WBO champion has been out of boxing since losing his title reclaim bout to Mexican Emanuel Navarrete in May 2019. It was open exchanges in the first two rounds but the Ghanaian proved to be the sharper puncher afterward, throwing consistent jabs at the Mexican-American.
NEHO however, was deducted points in Round 5 by referee Russell Mora after he landed a low blow on Avalos but was unfazed by this, Dogboe scaled up his punches, bruising the face of his opponent.
Avalos’s punch output dropped significantly with each round and with a few minutes to the end, he received a Dogboe left hook, which dazed him. Referee Mora, then, stopped the fight at 2:25.
Dogboe was for the first time without his father, Paul, who had not made the trip because of the border closures in Ghana.
His father had said his son was “determined” to knock out his more experienced opponent and that is what he did.
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