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Isaac Dogboe Scores Upset TKO Victory over Jessie Magdaleno

Ghanaian starlet Isaac Dogboe defied all odds when he scored a huge TKO victory over the returning champion Jessie Magdaleno.

Magdaleno was out for just over a year before he defended against mandatory challenger Dogboe. Magdaleno would come into the fight against his confident opponent as a -225 favorite.

Magdaleno looked sharp early on, troubling his opponent with his power and speed despite the Ghanian’s insistence on stalking the American. The 26-year-old got a breakthrough when he dropped Dogboe in the very first round.

Magdaleno continued to walk through Dogboe in the early proceedings but the 23-year-old was game and throwing everything he had, despite having to overcome the early adversity.

With an eagerness to working to the body of Magdaleno, Dogboe had invested heavily into sapping the energy of the defending champion.

The move clearly paid off as he found himself having more and more success as the aggressor. In the fifth round, the youngster scored a knockdown of his own with a sharp counter right hand.

Despite the brave face, Magdaleno would struggle to cope with the intense pressure he was put under and for the following few rounds, Dogboe dominated, landing numerous power-punches including hooks to the body and uppercuts to the face.

The fight came to an abrupt end in the eleventh round when Dogboe went in for the kill and secured a TKO victory in the eleventh round, becoming Ghana’s youngest ever world champion.

In a fight where neither fighter had been knocked down previously, both provided the ultimate test for one another but it was the underdog who would be crowned the new WBO world super bantamweight champion.

Elsewhere, super middleweight Jesse Hart secured an impressive stoppage victory over Demond Nicholson to win the vacant NABF super middleweight title.

Hart had the moment he’d been searching for all fight when he dropped Nicholson and despite what seemed a ridiculously long 10-count, the fight was waved off with Nicholson not wanting to continue.

Former world title challenger Bryant Jennings cruised to victory over Joey Dawejko, claiming the vacant Pennsylvania State heavyweight title with scorecards of 98-92 across the board.

Despite the close opening rounds, Jennings established his jab well using them to land solid punches to his opponent and slow him down. By the 8th round, Dawejko was a beat man and Jennings secured a comfortable victory to move to 23-2.

Top prospect Shakur Stevenson (6-0) again impressed with a second-round stoppage over previously unbeaten featherweight Patrick Riley (12-1).

The speed and accuracy were evident from round one and it became quickly apparent the fight was a mismatch. Stevenson carried on Riley’s suffering with a knockdown followed by a vicious beatdown, forcing the referee to intervene.

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