Father and trainer of WBO Super Bantamweight boxer Isaac Dogbe, Paul Dogbe says the Minister for Youth and Sports should give him a medal for giving Ghana the youngest world WBO Super Bantamweight Champion at the age of 23.
Isaac Dogbe tasted his first defeat in boxing and lost his WBO Super Bantamweight title to Mexican Boxer Emmanuel Navarette by unanimous decision in New York a year after he became a world champion and Paul Dogbe’s competence was questioned when his son failed in a second title defence against the Mexican boxer.
Critics believe Isaac have outgrown his father’s coaching and that he needs a change in his management in terms of coaching if he can win his rematch bout scheduled on May 11 against Emmanuel Navarette but Paul Dogbe says he will not relinquish his role as the coach to Isaac the Royal Storm Dogbe.
In an interview on TV3, he said there is no one in Ghana who knows boxing business than Top Rank Promotions and that he was the one coaching Isaac Dogbe when he became a world champion so he does not understand the reason why people will ask him to step down as the coach of his son.
‘’ Who is saying that I should hand over Isaac to another coach. Who in Ghana knows the boxing business than Top Rank, Ghana didn’t have a world champion at that time but we came and Isaac became the world’s youngest champion’’ said Paul Dogbe.
He added “did you not see his performance all this time, what did Ghana see about me, bro you have to give me a medal. I think the Sports Minister has to give me a medal because nobody has done what I did in Ghana boxing’’.
Meanwhile Isaac Dogbe wants to use his rematch against Emmanuel Navarette to redeem his lost image in BOXING on May 11.
BY: JOEL ESHUN