LAS VEGAS – Isaac Dogboe remained in contention for a featherweight planet title shot Saturday night.
The former IBF 122-pound winner out-pointed Christopher Diaz and gained a debatable vast majority decision in a typical crossroads bout between boxers who’ve been overwhelmed by WBO featherweight champ Emanuel Navarrete. Dogboe got off to a slow get started, but he picked up the tempo and experienced some results all through the second half of this 10-rounder on the Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter undercard.
Decide Eric Cheek scored the action even, 95-95, but judges Tim Cheatham (96-94) and Don Trella (97-93) scored their struggle for Ghana’s Dogboe at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Michelob Ultra Arena.
Puerto Rico’s Diaz (26-4, 16 KOs) experienced hoped to revitalize his profession by defeating Dogboe (23-2, 15 KOs) in his first battle considering the fact that Navarrete stopped him in the 12th spherical of their struggle for Navarrete’s WBO featherweight title April 24 in Kissimmee, Florida. Navarrete earlier defeated Dogboe 2 times in 122-pound championship matches.
Dogboe tried to press Diaz throughout the 10th spherical, but he had problems catching Diaz with flush punches. He landed a straight proper in the last minute of the battle, though, and repeatedly threw tough shots at Dogboe’s entire body.
Dogboe landed a counter still left on the inside about 40 seconds into the ninth spherical.
A left hook by Diaz knocked Dogboe off harmony with just around 20 seconds to go in the eighth round. About 10 seconds afterwards, a clash of heads brought about a transient split in the action and prompted Caiz to warn Dogboe for major with his head.
Out of a southpaw stance, Dogboe landed a straight remaining that backed up Diaz about 1:20 into the seventh round.
Dogboe experienced a really potent sixth spherical soon after getting problem catching Diaz with flush punches in the initial five rounds.
Barely 30 seconds into the sixth spherical, Dogboe landed a right hand that brought on Diaz to hold him. With just below two minutes remaining in the sixth spherical, Dogboe drilled Diaz with a thudding left to his system.
With about 40 seconds to go in the sixth spherical, Dogboe landed yet another left to Diaz’s physique and followed with a right hand up leading that created Diaz retreat.
Diaz snapped again Dogboe’s head by landing a tough jab with just above a minute to go in the fifth spherical.
Diaz linked with a counter left hook towards the stop of the fourth spherical. With just about a moment to go in the fourth spherical, Dogboe snuck in a hard left to Diaz’s entire body.
Diaz landed a appropriate hand that built Dogboe move away from him with just around 20 seconds on the clock in the 3rd spherical.
Diaz worked nicely off of his jab and avoided most of Dogboe’s ability punches throughout the opening round.
Keith Idec is a senior author/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be achieved on Twitter @Idecboxing.