Former world super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe is closing in on a fight versus undefeated Michael Conlan Saturday, December 5 in London.
The bout is expected to be a WBO world super bantamweight title eliminator on a card headlined by WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury at Royal Albert Hall.
Ghana’s Dogboe, 26, 21-2 (15 KOs), made a successful ring return last July, stopping veteran Chris Avalos in eight rounds. It was his first fight working with a new team of trainers — Barry Hunter and Patrice Harris. The improvements were apparent as “Royal Storm” displayed a nuance attack, slowly breaking his opponent down.
The 28-year-old Conlan (14-0, 8 KOs), a two-time Olympian, will be a significant step up from Avalos. The Irishman is brimming with confidence heading into the toughest bout of his young career.
“I’m really excited for this fight — [he’s a] former world champion and dangerous guy,” Conlan told ESPN. “As soon as it was mentioned, I said, ‘Yes, get it done.’ Isaac likes to talk, and I’m looking forward to shutting him up!”
Never one to back down from a confrontation, Dogboe took to Twitter and replied, “You man are getting too excited already… My guy in the other corner hasn’t even signed the contract and already he’s chatting about “Shutting me Up.”
A deal is expected to be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned to BoxingAfrica.com for further details.