WBO world super bantamweight tit list, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, is optimistic of defending his strap successfully when he fights experienced Japanese pugilist, Hidenori Otake, in his first title defence at the Gila River Arena, Glendale on August 25.
The undefeated Dogboe, who has moved his training camp to the United States in preparation of his upcoming fight, is keen on a knockout win over his opponent when they go head to head.
Having gone 19 fights without a loss, Dogboe, will be hoping to extend his winning streak against the 37-year-old fighter who is making his second bow at a world championship.
In a pre-bout conference on August 3, Isaac Dogboe promised to knock out Otake (31-2-3, 14 KOs) after stating that the Japanese doesn’t have what it takes to stop him in the ring.
“Otake is going to come out strong. I know he is a strong guy and will come out determined come August 23. All we have to do is to just keep focus and keep to the game plan.
“Storms are unpredictable and I’m the Royal Storm. Most at times, I go in there for the kill but now we are thinking of having more fun. Our game plan is to sell this fight,” he said.
“When the knockout presents itself we are going to take it, but we are not going out there to chase it. The knockout is good, but we plan on giving the fans an exciting fight”, he added.
Talking about his expectation against Otake, the 23-year-old explained that his primary target was to sell a good fight and provide entertainment to the thousands of people who will be staying awake to catch the fight.
Otake, on the other hand, is on an impressive nine-fight winning streak since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Scott Quigg when he challenged for the World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight Title in the United Kingdom four years ago.
He will be fighting for the second time outside his native Japan having lost his first in the United Kingdom, while Isaac Dogboe will be making his 10th bow outside Ghana.