Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe’s first defence of his WBO super bantamweight world title against Japan’s Hidenori Otake has been scheduled for Glendale, Phoenix, Arizona, USA on August 25, 2018.
The date was confirmed about a month ago and the opponent was unveiled few days ago and now it’s been confirmed that the Top Rank promoted boxing show at the end of next month featuring two WBO world title fights will take place at Glendale, Phoenix Arizona.
Dogboe-Otakie fight will be on the undercard of Raymundo Beltran vs Roman Andreev. Beltran will be making his first defense of WBO world lightweight strap.
The 23 year-old hard puncher destroyed the then champion Magdaleno in round 11 to become Ghana’s eighth world champion and Ghana’s youngest world champion.
On the aforementioned date, Dogboe will be risking his strap against the experienced Japanese.
Otake, 36, is ranked 6th by the WBO and he holds the OPBF super bantamweight belt.
Otake holds a four-year winning streak, the last time he lost a bout was in 2014 when he was outpointed by Scott Quigg.
His first career loss was against compatriot Manabu Koguchi in 2007.
The fight against Dogboe will be Otake’s second fight outside the shores of Japan – the first one was against Quigg.
Before Dogboe get a unification fight against the other champions in the division, he must take care of Otake.