Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe set multiple world records with American Jessie Magdaleno in a world title fight in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Dogboe, 23, rallied from a round one knock down to hammer down Magdaleno three times before finishing him off inside round 11.
Both fighters traded words of insults and insinuations via social media channels Facebook and Instagram.
But, Saturday night proved the moment of truth for Dogboe who decisively beat his opponent to pulp.
Below are the three records Dogboe used Magdaleno to set.
1. The Youngest Ghanaian to win a World Title
Dogboe went into the ring in Philadelphia aged 23 and he emerged victorious after winning a technical knock out decision. Ghana has a rich boxing history producing many world champions but Dogboe is the youngest. Below are the facts.
Youngest World Champs From #Ghana
Isaac Dogboe – 23
Ike Quatey – 25
Alfred Cotay – 26
Azumah Nelson – 26
Joseph Agbeko – 27
David Kotey – 28
2. The First Fighter to Knock Down Magdaleno
Both fighters went into the ring undefeated with Dogboe (19 – 13KO) while Magdaleno had (25 – 18KO). The other significant fact is that neither of them had tasted the canvas before in their fights.
Magdaleno downed his challenger inside round one and appeared to be cruising to yet another sensational win. But things turned out bad and wrong for the American as Dogboe made him taste the canvas for the first time in his career with a dirty hammer blow in the round 5. Dogboe wasn’t done yet and took him down twice in the round 11 before winning the fight.
3. Ending Magdaleno’s Winning Streak
Magdaleno was the more experienced between the two winning all their previous fights. Magdaleno knocked down Dogboe early in round one and appeared to be cruising until the Ghanaian gathered moment and knocked him down in round 5 and knocking him down twice in the 11th round.
By El Akyereko