It may have gone unnoticed to some but on Thursday, former WBO world super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe took a not-so-subtle dig at Ghanaian compatriot Emmanuel Tagoe on Twitter.
“At long last the fake world champion has decided to go back to Miami to begin his camp. Who can guess who I’m on about?” his post read.
The message was accompanied by a Ghanaian flag leaving no doubts that Dogboe, 25, 21-2, (15 KOs), was referring to Tagoe, the lightweight contender who returned to the U.S. last week to begin training for his next bout.
At long last the fake world champion has decided to go back to Miami to begin his camp.
Who can guess who I’m on about? 🇬🇭
— Isaac Dogboe (@IsaacDogboe) September 10, 2020
The two have had beef since 2018, as BoxingAfrica.com first reported here: https://www.boxingafrica.com/2018/12/gameboy-tagoe-takes-shots-at-isaac-dogboe/
At the time, Dogboe was preparing to fight Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete when Tagoe told Ghana’s UTV, “If Dogboe wins, he won’t fight me, so I’m praying he loses so that when he comes, he’ll face me.”
The comments stunned locals who felt he should have thrown his support behind his kinsman. Dogboe would go on to lose the title, although he’s since rebounded, looking impressive in a stoppage win over Chris Avalos last July.
The 31-year-old Tagoe (31-1, 15 KOs) is also closing in on a world title shot. Ranked number-three by the WBO, his next opponent hasn’t been announced but a win there could put him in line for a shot at the strap. For now, the war of words between two of Ghana’s bests will continue outside the ring.