Isaac Dogboe, Robeisy Ramirez face off for vacant WBO title

Robeisy “El Tren” Ramirez, who has won two Olympic gold medals, faces former world junior featherweight champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe in a bout for the vacant WBO featherweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA on Saturday night.

Ramirez (11-1; 7) from Cuba won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, but then defected from his homeland in order to turn professional and now resides in America.

Unfortunately, in his pro debut in 2019, the southpaw Adan Gonzalez dropped him on the way to a split decision over four rounds.

He then won three in a row and outscored Gonzalez on points over six rounds in a return match.

In 2022 the 29-year-old Ramirez won inside the distance against Eric Donovan, Abraham Nova and Jose Matias Romero.

He now meets the 28-year-old Ghanaian Dogboe (24-2; 15) for the belt vacated by WBO super featherweight champion, Emanuel Navarrete.

Dogboe was born in Ghana but has British nationality and in 2018 was upgraded to the full WBO junior featherweight champion.

He made two successful defences of the belt in 2018 before losing the belt to Emanuel Navarette.

After moving up to featherweight he has won four in a row and now holds the WBO International title.

Most of the critics favour Ramirez to win on points over 12 rounds.

The other main organisation champions are Leigh Wood (WBA), Luis Alberto Ramirez (IBF) and Rey Vargas (WBC).

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