Former IBF Welterweight world champion, Joshua Clottey, has criticised Isaac Dogboe’s approach in his world title bout with Cuban, Robeisy Ramirez.
Dogboe lost by a heavy unanimous decision as judges scored the bout 119-108, 118-109; and 117-110 – in a result the former WBO junior-featherweight world champion challenged.
And Clottey, who held the IBF Welterweight title between 2008 and 2009, hinted he was left disappointed by Dogboe’s output, by questioning the approach of the 28-year-old.
“I told you earlier that he has to stay on the guy [Ramirez], he didn’t have to let him breathe or stand. Dogboe allowed Ramirez to take his time so he kept watching Dogboe’s moves and was counter punching. He [Dogboe] made him too comfortable,” Clottey said in JoySports’ post-bout analysis.
Dogboe’s defeat saw him fall in his quest to become a two-weight division champion, leaving Ghanaians largely disappointed. However, Clottey also conceded that taking on someone with Ramirez’s track record and tact for a World title was always going to be a difficult.
“Boxing is all about amateur. When you have a very good amateur record or fought the best guys in amateur, anytime you come to professional it doesn’t matter if you have only five or three fights, you are already for any championship.
“And this guy is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and although he messed up his first professional fight, he picked himself up. And he is good, very smart. He takes his time and makes sure he throw punches only when he is sure he is going to connect,” Clottey concluded.
JoySports sources reveal Dogboe is scheduled to make a ring return late this year.
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