Former WBO World Super Bantamweight Champion Isaac Dogboe made weight for his eight-round, featherweight debut versus Chris Avalos on Tuesday night.
The ESPN-televised bout, Dogboe’s first since May 2019, will take place at The Bubble within the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. On Monday, Dogboe weighed in a sculpted 126-pounds, right at the featherweight limit. Avalos (27-7, 20 KOs) initially came in over at 126.4-pounds. He was given one hour to lose the weight and did, re-weighing at 125.9lbs.
Dogboe (20-2, 14 KOs) is hoping to return to his winning ways following successive losses to Mexico’s Emmanuel Navarrete, the first of which cost him his world title. The boxer-puncher from Ghana will be also have new voices in his corner, trainers Barry Hunter and Patrice Harris.
Dogboe was previously trained bu his father, Paul Dogboe. He’s a heavy favorite over Avalos who, though always game, has shown to be a notch or two below boxing’s best.
In the main event, former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, ranked No. 1 by the WBC and WBO at junior lightweight, will face former world title challenger Jayson Velez in a 10-rounder.
In the eight-round co-feature, super middleweight knockout sensation Edgar Berlanga (13-0, 13 KOs), who has knocked out 13 consecutive foes in the first round to begin his pro career, will look to extend the streak against Eric Moon (11-2, 6 KOs).