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WBO 122-pound champion Isaac Dogboe out to make it four knockouts for the year against Emanuel Navarrete

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Rising star Isaac Dogboe 20-0 (14) has reflected on his breakthrough year ahead of his WBO super bantamweight world title defence against Emanuel Navarrete 25-1 (22) at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden this Saturday night.

The fight, which will take place on the undercard of lightweight unification bout between Vasyl Lomachenko and Jose Pedraza, will mark the fourth world title bout for the 24-year-old Ghanaian this year.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better 2018. Before entering into 2018, my uncle said to me, ‘All you have to do is dance into 2018. Be happy.’ And that’s exactly what we did,” Dogboe said.

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“We started by knocking out Cesar Juarez, another fine Mexican fighter. And we moved on to Jessie Magdaleno, another tough world champion. He’s one of the best in my division.

“And after that, we defended it against Hidenori Otake, one of Japan’s toughest fighters. It’s been a blessing. Three knockouts out of three fights, and this will be four knockouts out of four fights in 2018. It’s always been a blessing.”

“Emanuel Navarrete is also one of Mexico’s finest fighters, as tough as they come. He reminds me of Israel Vazquez and Juan Manuel Marquez. These are great, great legendary fighters. When he talks about the fighting spirit of the Mexicans, you know he’s going to come and fight.”

Mexico’s Navarrete, 23, is the WBO’s number two contender for the 122-pound title.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to fight a great super bantamweight champion like Isaac Dogboe. What better way to become a world champion than to do it on a stage like Madison Square Garden,” said Navarrete.

“Maybe people don’t know me, but I’ve had a great career in my country and I’m focused on taking advantage of this opportunity and bringing the title home to Mexico.”

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