Is this why British media is calling Isaac Dogboe a Brit?

By Mutala Yakubu
WBO Super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe
WBO Super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe

WBO Super bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe continues to make history as he defeated Japanese boxer Hidenori Otake on Sunday, August 26 to retain his title.

The young boxer stopped Otake in round one to retain his title and now boast of a record of 20 Wins 14 Knock Outs and 0 Loses.

Dogboe is a household name in Ghana boxing and is by far the most popular in recent times since Azumah Nelson left the scene.

After his heroics last night, Dogboe plans to unify the division and dominate it for many years to come.

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On Sunday morning, The Mirror, a UK based newspaper wrote an article titled “Isaac Dogboe is the British world champion you've never heard of - but all that is about to change”.

The newspaper headline seems not to have gone down well with Ghanaians and many claim the British are trying to steal one of Ghana's jewels.

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Here are some facts the British Media may have considered before calling Dogboe a British

1. Dogboe was born in Accra, Ghana and spent the first years of his life in the same Bukom neighbourhood that produced the great Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey.

2. Isaac Dogboe went to Britain when he was seven, he schooled there and was introduced to boxing by his father Paul.

3. Paul Dogboe, the father of Isaac Dogboe was a soldier in the British Army.

4. Isaac Dogboe holds a British passport as well as a Ghanaian passport- which is not uncommon.

5. Isaac represented Ghana at the 2012 Olympics games in London but that was after his attempt to compete for Britain stalled because the Brits told him to wait a little while longer.

6. Isaac Dogboe always goes into his fights carrying two national flags, that of Britain and also the Ghanaian flag.

7. Dogboe carries the British flag to his bouts because he undoubtedly expressed gratitude to England for providing him with all the needed support in his career as a boxer.

8. Dogboe became a professional boxer in 2013 after the 2012 Olympics Games and the Ghana National Anthem has always been observed throughout his international bouts.

9. There was a time when the British High Commissioner to Ghana attended Dogboe's fights with his staff to offer their support.

10. The WBO super-bantamweight champion lives in South London but fights out of his native Ghana.

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