Former WBO world bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe believes he is “in a better place” following his two consecutive losses to current titlist, Emanuel Navarrete.
Dogboe first lost his title to the Mexican in December 2018 in his second title defense in New York. In May 2019, he lost the rematch via 12th-round TKO.
Dogboe returns this Tuesday, July 21, versus America’s Chris Avalos in an eight-round featherweight battle. Dogboe, still only 25, says the battles versus Navarrete taught him how to
“rise above the waters.”
“An hour after the [rematch with Navarrete], I was in the hospital having a check-up,” said Dogboe in a live chat with godfred.substrack.com. “There was a lot of craziness and I was thinking, ‘Oh damn! Sh*t! This happened.’
“It is something I had to learn; to rise above the waters. In every step of the way God has been right beside me and he has helped through all those things.
“Right now I feel really different. I feel like what is coming is going to be greater. I am in a much better place.”