Paul Dogboe, father & trainer of former WBO World Super Bantamweight Champion, Isaac Dogboe, says it will take more than strength and skills to exact revenge against Mexican Emmanuel Navarrete on May 11.
Last December, Navarrete won a unanimous decision over Dogboe to claim the world title. The rematch is set to take place at the Convention Centre in Tuscan, Arizona.
According to Paul, his son will need to dig deep.
“Skill, style, stamina and strength alone do not make a champion, but well-rehearsed strategy and speed would be required to beat the opponent,” he said.
Addressing the press in Accra, Paul Dogboe admitted that, Navarrete was a good boxer and they had to go the extra mile to overcome him.
Thus, he pointed out that they are leaving stone unturned in preparation for him, stating that Isaac was well conditioned for the fight, thanks to the vigorous training he endured at the beach of Keta in Ghana’s Volta Region.
“Team Dogboe shall rise again, smile again and dance again. If Isaac is fully fit, no one can stand him pound for pound in his division,” he stressed.
According to Paul, his son’s fitness is back, his endurance was back and he expects him toy bring back the title belt and then move up in weight to the featherweight division.
For his part, Isaac Dogboe admitted that he was complacent in the first fight and thought Navarrete was a pushover.
“Many lessons have been learnt in the first and only loss, but in the next fight Navarrete will not go beyond four rounds,” he declared.