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Ghana’s Boateng scores hat-traick to destroy Barca’s unbeaten dream

It was a day to savour for Emmanuel Boateng who hit his first hat-trick in the Spanish top flight league against no minnow side like Barcelona – as Levante put breaks on Los Cules 43-match unbeaten streak. The former Ghana youth forward became the first player in 13 years to net a hat-trick in a La Liga match against FC ... Read More »

Toronto Raptors part ways with coach Dwane Casey

The Toronto Raptors have fired coach Dwane Casey after seven seasons on the job. The news of his ousting was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and confirmed shortly thereafter in a statement by the Raptors. “After careful consideration, I have decided this is a very difficult but necessary step the franchise must take. As a team, we are constantly trying to ... Read More »

Isaac Dogboe named Ghana Sports Writers’ Sportsman of the year

Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe was named Ghana’s sports personality of the year by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) at their 43rd annual awards last night in Accra. Dogboe who only last week destroyed Mexican-American, Jessie Magdaleno in 11 rounds in Philadelphia, USA to annex the WBO world junior featherweight championship, was also named the boxer of the year. ... Read More »

Interview: Isaac Dogboe looking forward to unifying the titles

For American boxing fans, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe’s eleventh round TKO over undefeated WBO Junior Featherweight champion Jessie Magdaleno on April 28th was nothing short of a bolt of lightning that landed right in the middle of the sport of boxing. Suddenly there wasn’t just a new world champion at 122-pounds…there was a new superstar in waiting. Coming off the ... Read More »

New world champ Isaac Dogboe receives rousing welcome in Accra

Ghanaians showed up in their numbers on Tuesday night to welcome newly crowned WBO junior featherweight champion, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe into the country following his resounding victory over previous title holder, Jessie Magdaleno in the USA last Saturday. Accompanied by his dad/trainer, Paul and other members of Team Dogboe who plotted the sensational assault on Magdaleno , Dogboe was  ... Read More »

Nigerian referee Ogabor banned one year for attempted match manipulation

The CAF Referees Committee on 28 April 2018, has confirmed the recommendation of the CAF Disciplinary Board to ban Nigeria referee Joseph Ogabor from any official mission for one year for attempted match manipulation with respect to the Total CAF Confederation Cup 1/16th round first leg between Plateau United (Nigeria) and USM Alger (Algeria) played on 7 April 2018 in ... Read More »

Dogboe outclasses, stops Magdaleno to become Ghana’s new world champ

Ghana’s Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe is the new WBO junior featherweight champion of the world following a convincing come-from-behind TKO victory over hitherto undefeated titlist, Jessie Magdaleno of the USA Saturday night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dogboe suffered a knockdown in the very first round, the first time he had gone down in his career but it also proved a wake-up ... Read More »

Dogboe, Magdaleno on weight for WBO world title fight

The stage has been set for what is expected to be a thrilling night of fight action from the Liacouras Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe of Ghana chases world championship glory against incumbent titlist, Jessie Magdaleno on Saturday night. Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) came in at 121.1 lbs whilst Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs) tilted the scales ... Read More »

George Ashie beats Michael Mokoena to win WBO Africa title

Ghana’s George Ashie claimed a majority decision win over South Africa’s Michael Mokoena on Friday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena to win the vacant interim WBO Africa lightweight belt. Two judges scored the bout, 117-105, 117-113 and one judge had it a draw 116-116. Mokoena started the fight on the good note and he controlled the action from one, ... Read More »

Opinion: Magdaleno-Dogboe and the State of Jr. Featherweight

In this case, maybe it was all about the foundation. Wilfredo Gomez wasn’t the first Jr. featherweight champion. The division had a short life in the 1920s and was reborn, first with the WBC and then the WBA, in the 1970s. Bazooka is the one who made it matter. Jr. featherweight was the house Wilfredo Gomez built. From 1977 to ... Read More »