Juarez-Dogboe is on! Isaac Dogboe and Cesar Juarez both made weight ahead of their showdown this Saturday in Accra’s Bukom Boxing Arena for the interim WBO World super bantamweight title.
The weigh-in was held at the main Conference Room of the five-star Kempinsky Gold Coast Hotel.
The undefeated Dogboe, 17-0 (11 KO’s), weighed in at a ready 121.6lbs. Juarez (25-5, 15 KO’s) was virtually the same, coming in at 121.4lbs. Both fighters looked in spectacular condition. The winner will meet regular WBO champion Jessie Magdaleno.
¨I’m more than ready, anxious, the fight will be exciting,” Juarez told reporters. “I will arrive like never before with my physical and mental conditions, I will impose a very strong rhythm, hitting the soft areas and the head, I’m not thinking that the African’s rhythm will hold me off, nothing or nobody will take away my dream of crowning myself as a boxing world champion.”
The Mexican has been brimming with confidence since he arrived last weekend and his words back up his bravado. Can his fists do the same against the rising “Royal Storm” in front of his rabid fanbase?
“I do not care about all that,” he said. “In the ring there will only be one rival: Dogboe and I will destroy him.”
The World Boxing Organization, through its president, Puerto Rican Francisco Valcarcel, announced the officials that will work in the Juarez-Dogboe championship fight:
The referee will be the North American Tony Weeks, the supervisor John Duggan of the United States and the judges: Deón Dwarte of South Africa, Matteo Montella of Italy and Fernando Laguna of Spain.
The Mexican fighter is accompanied on his adventure with his team Manuel López, Margarito Juárez, Luis Zápari and Sean Gibbons.
Dogboe, as always, is trained by his father Paul. The senior Dogboe has carefully guided his son’s career, from the British amateur ranks to sparring with the likes of Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, and the aforementioned Magdaleno. Now it’s his son to battle for a world title. The Ghana boxing world will tune in on Saturday night with great anticipation.