Isaac Dogboe predicts fourth round knockout in Emanuel Navarrete rematch

By Anthony Cocks

Former WBO super bantamweight champion Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe 20-1 (14) is confident he will regain his title in his immediate rematch against Emanuel Navarrete 26-1 (22) when the duo clash at the Convention Centre in Tucson, Arizona on May 11.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian, who was outpointed by the heavy-handed Mexican in New York last December, insists he will be much fitter the second time around.

Dogboe has been locked in camp at Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana for the past nine weeks.

"We will smile again at the end of the fight on May 11. It's going to be a time of redemption for me having learnt my lessons in our first fight,” Dogboe said at a press conference in Accra, Ghana on Saturday.

"I don't see the fight travelling beyond four rounds and I'm serious about that.”

"As you know, he couldn't stop me at my weakest point and I'm ready to prove to him that I'm much fitter now."

Father and trainer Paul Dogboe said changes to his son’s training regime will mean the world will see a different boxer in the ring in the rematch.

"We were a bit relaxed in our last fight and it affected us. It is a lesson learnt the hard way but I promise you it won't happen again,” the senior Dogboe said.

"We have instituted measures to ensure that we return back home from Arizona with the title and we are working towards just that.”