Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe put in an impressive performance to stop Mexican opponent Cesar Juarez on his way to winning the WBO Super Bantamweight interim world title.
The 23-year-old undefeated boxer went into the bout with mixed odds, with Juarez being tipped as the favourite due to his vast experience.
However, it was Dogboe who stole the show by handing his opponent a fifth-round knockout at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra on Saturday night.
Dogboe started the bout on the ascendency and managed to destabilize Juarez with some fast punches, before knocking the Mexican down in the second round.
The former Olympian continued to attack his opponent and finally secured a knockout victory in the fifth round after a left-handed punch landed on the face of Juarez, sending him to the floor for the second time.
Referee Tony Weeks decided to end the bout following that knock down, despite Juarez protesting that he could continue.
Dogboe is now the new WBO Super bantamweight interim world champion and is now set to fight for a proper world title later this year.
His record also now stands at 18-0, having not drawn or lost in any if his bouts.