Revenge is still on the mind of former World Boxing Organization super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe as he seeks a third fight against the hard-hitting Mexican brawler Emanuel Navarrete.
Dogboe lost the WBO super bantamweight title after suffering successive losses against Navarrete in the space of six months but he is hopeful of being third-time lucky by doing battle with his conqueror in a different weight class.
Their first two meetings were at super bantamweight but Dogboe believes he stands a better chance of avenging the only losses of his young career if their next fight is at featherweight (126 pounds) or super featherweight (130 pounds).
“Most definitely, that’s what the weight division needs. It needs to be explosive, it needs to be on fire,” Dogboe said in an interview.
“When I captured the world title, I made a promise to myself and to the fans that look I am going to make this division exciting and that is what happened”.
According to Dogboe, when he was champion, his promotors did not avoid any challenges and it got to a point where he could not defend the title anymore.
“My handlers around me said to me just push it. Just do what you can do but 122 no more… It will be great to face him again in the upper weights. 126, 130, right now we are here with Freddie (Roach) and Freddie wants to make sure that I am in the best weight category.
“Look at me, I have filled up already. So, we coming up 126, 130. Navarrete, I know you are a warrior all the best in your next fight coming up and I know we are going to meet again, we are going to meet again…”.
Dogboe’s face after the second fight against Navarrete
Dogboe, 24, is currently on the comeback trail under the tutelage of legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Boxing Club in Los Angeles.
Navarrete returns to the ring on August 17 to face Francisco De Vaca with his the World Boxing Organisation Super Bantamweight title at stake.