President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has showered encomiums on Ghanaian boxer, Isaac Dogboe for defeating Jessie Magdaleno.
The 23-year-old won by TKO in eleven rounds in the bout against the Mexican in Philadelphia Sunday morning, making him the new WBO super bantamweight/junior featherweight titleholder.
Dogboe got ahead on all three official scorecards at the time of the stoppage: 97-91, 96-91 and 95-93. According to CompuBox statistics.
Dogboe landed 172 of 530 punches (33 percent), and Magdaleno landed 104 of 383 (27 percent),triumphing over Magdalene.
But in a Facebook post, elated President Akufo-addo, just like many Ghanaians, congratulated the young lad, saying he is “confident that he is destined for greatness!!”
Below is the post:
“Congratulations to Isaac Dogboe on his victory over Jessie Magdaleno, and, in so doing, becoming WBO Junior Featherweight/Super Bantamweight Champion, and Ghana’s youngest-ever boxing world champion. We are proud of him, and I am confident that he is destined for greatness!!”