On this day 11 May 2019 (Exactly a year ago today) Isaac Dogboe’s hope of reclaiming his WBO world super bantamweight belt proved futile as he was stopped by Emanuel Navarette at the Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, US.
Isaac Dogboe was hell-bent on proving his title-losing effort to Emanuel Navarrete five months earlier was nothing more than a fluke.
Navarrete had little difficulty in registering the first defense of his super bantamweight title, scoring a one-sided 12th round stoppage over the man from whom he claimed it in a repeat 12-round win.
Dogboe was down twice in the contest, including a right hand shot which ended the fight at 2:02 of the 12th and final round.
Navarrete (27-1, 22KOs) sought to pick up exactly where he left off in his title-winning effort five months earlier, using every bit of his massive height and reach advantages in launching power shots from long range. Dogboe knew to anticipate the tactic, fighting behind a high guard and shooting counter right hands although he was significantly outworked in the round.
It would only get much, much worse for the former 122-pound titlist.
Dogboe (20-2, 14KOs) was badly rocked in rounds two and three, the brunt of the damage produced by Navarrete’s long right hands. The difference in activity was far more evident as Dogboe’s efforts to deflect the incoming disappeared the moment he was forced to retreat.
Navarrete was also doing damage with his left hook, landing often enough to where Dogboe’s right eye was rapidly swelling shut. The squat Ghanian boxer was able to readjust in round four, occasionally working his way inside and landing right hands but not staying at close range long enough to force the defending titlist on the defensive.
Dogboe enjoyed a bounce back of sorts in round five, effectively getting off his punches at close range and immediately getting out of harm’s way before Navarrete had a chance to adjust and respond. It wasn’t by any means a momentum shift, however, as the very next round would show.
A series of power shots had Dogboe staggering abound the ring in round six, falling into the ropes in a sequence that was correctly ruled a knockdown. Navarrete couldn’t put him away in the 50 or seconds left in the round but was dominant to the tune of outlanding Dogboe 34 to 12 in the frame and only increasing his lead.
The second half of the fight offered a similar pattern, Dogboe briefly stalling Navarrete’s onslaught but otherwise fighting on pure will as he was getting picked apart from the outside. Navarrete slowed just enough to where he was merely outworking his foe and not necessarily inflicting damage but It was enough to secure his lead.
He did a lot more than that in a brutal round nine which ended with Dogboe’s father and trainer, Paul Dogboe insisting that he was going to pull the plug on the fight. The words never evolved beyond threat, although it was puzzling as to why he would allow his son to take additional punishment in the final three rounds.
The bitter end came in the 12th and final round. A right hand shot put Dogboe down for the second time in the fight. He beat the count, but was in no condition to continue, with his father alerting the referee to stop the contest.
It proved right on time for Navarrete, who injured his right hand upon landing the knockout blow, although he didn’t need to throw it again.
On this day 11 May 2019 (Exactly a year ago today) Black Stars and Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Teye Partey was named the 2018 Sports Personality of the Year at the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards night in Accra.
Partey saw off competition from dethroned world boxing champion Isaac Dogboe and Confederation of African Football (CAF) Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe.
Below is the full list of winners:
Sports Personality of the Year – Thomas Partey
Footballer of the Year (Male) – Thomas Partey
Footballer of the Year (Female) – Mukarama Abdulai
Professional Boxer of the Year – Richard Commey
Arm wrestler of the Year (Female) – Alberta Ampomah
Arm wrestler of the Year (Male) – Haruna Tahiru
Table Tennis Player of the Year (Male) – Derrick Abrefa
Table Tennis Player of the Year (Female) – Celia Baah Danso
Athlete of the Year – Janet Amponsah
Amateur Boxer of the Year – Jessy Lartey
Para Athlete of the Year – Frederick Assor
Coach of the Year – Boakye Danquah
Professional Golfer of the Year – Kojo Barnni
National Team of the Year – The Eagles (Rugby)
Prospect Of The Year – Hor Halutie
Hockey Player of Year (Female) – Mavis Boatemaa Berko
Hockey Player of the Year (Male) – Emmanuel Ankomah
Rugby Player of the Year (Female) – Rafatu Inusah
Presidential Award – Joe Lartey Snr.
On this day 11 May 2017 (Exactly 3 years ago today) Ghanaian Supreme Court Judge Justice Anin Yeboah (now Chief Justice of Ghana) was elected chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Justice Anin was confirmed at a FIFA Congress in Bahrain after polling 98 percent of the votes.
In May 2016, he was elected member of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.
Justine Anin Yeboah has served on various judicial bodies in the Ghana Football Association including the Disciplinary Committee, Appeals Committee.
He also served on the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football.
On this day 11 May 1927 (Exactly 93 years ago today) England beat Belgium 9-1 in a friendly match played at the Stade a Molenbeek -Saint-Jean in Brussels.
Florimond Van Home (80)
George Brown (11,34)
Joe Hulme (17)
Arthur Rigby (29,53)
Dixie Dean (36,47,70)
On this day 11 May 2013 (Exactly 7 years ago today) Wigan Athletic claimed their first major trophy in their 81-year history when Ben Watson’s last-minute goal won the FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Roberto Martinez’s side produced a performance full of attacking intent and verve to fully deserve this historic win against firm pre-match favourites City, who had Pablo Zabaleta sent off six minutes from time.
Substitute Watson, who has missed much of the season after breaking his leg in November, sent Wigan’s fans into ecstasy with a near-post header from Shaun Maloney’s corner at the very moment the board went up to signal three minutes of stoppage time
On this day 11 May 1966 (Exactly 54 years ago today) Real Madrid defeated at FK Partizan (commonly known as Partizan Belgrade) 2 -1at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels for European Champions’ Club Cup (now Champions League)
Amancio Amaro (70)
Francisco Serena (76)
Velibor Vasovic (55)
On this day 11 May 1983 (Exactly 37 years ago today) Aberdeen of Scotland won the 23rd European Cup Winner’s Cup after beating Real Madrid 2 – 1 after extra – time at the Nya Ullevi Stadium in Gotthenburg, Sweden.
Eric Black (7)
John Hewitt (117)
Juaniti Gomez Gonzalez (14 penalty)
NB: Sir Alex Ferguson was manager of Aberdeen
On this day 11 May 1996 (Exactly 24 years ago today) Winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup golden Boot and first to score a competitive goal at the Maracana Stadium, Ademir Marques Menezes died at 74.
On this day 11 May 1900 (Exactly 120 years ago today) Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world James Jackson Jefferies knocked out James J. Corbett at the Seaside A. C, Conney Islands, New York, United States. Retained World Heavyweight title.