Dogboe Urges Corporate Ghana To Support Boxing

Dogboe Urges Corporate Ghana To Support Boxing

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The current WBO World Super Bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogbe has revealed that he hopes after his exploit in boxing, his sport will now get more support from Corporate Ghana and other entities that have the strength to offer any sort of help to the sport.

Isaac Dogbe, the 2012 London Olympic Games participant defeated then champion Jessie Magdaleno of Mexico via a Technical Knockout (TKO) in the 11thh round to become the Super Bantamweight champion of the world on April 28, 2018 in Philadelphia. The boxer has since then become the talk of town attracting praised from every corner of the country.

Just last Friday, May 4, 2018, the boxer was awarded the Boxer of the year and the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year 2017 award at the SWAG awards ceremony organized by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).

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Addressing the press after receiving the accolade, the 23-year-old boxer said he hopes not that he has been able to win a world title for the nation, his field which is boxing will get more hands on deck by way of financing and sponsorship.

“Many issues going on in Ghana in terms of finances being put into boxing, but I hope that right now corporate Ghana and all those entities that are out there will see the hard work that rising stars Africa Promotions has put in, will see the hard work that I have put in and also recognize that and say look, this is the time, this is the wakeup call, it is the time for us to support our own because if we do not support our own, then we cannot get to where we want to get to”.

He further stated that it is because people do not invest in the sports everybody wants to go to Abroad because they believe that is where the green grass is.

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In addition, he challenged that we have to be able to do it on our own soil, in our own homes so that our people will have that confidence in the nation and will have that confidence in our Government and also confidence in the people that are here so that we can all drive and also look towards the future.

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