Former two-time bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko has dismissed the idea of Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe switching weight classes once again, following his unanimous decision loss to Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in a WBO featherweight division title fight.
Observers have suggested a change in weight class for Dogboe, but Agbeko has dismissed the idea considering Dogboe’s struggles to make weight at both super bantamweight and super featherweight. Dogboe has had to lean out to make weight in the super bantamweight division, while he has had difficulties bulking up to meet the super featherweight limit.
“Making weight is the toughest part of boxing, and he decided to move to featherweight. He feels a bit better or a bit comfortable at featherweight than super bantamweight. That’s the weight he feels comfortable at, so they should allow him to be at his weight. Moving up to super featherweight will not help him,” said Agbeko in an exclusive interview with Citi Sports.
Agbeko’s comments suggest that Dogboe should remain in the featherweight division where he feels more comfortable and where he can focus on his training and improvement rather than worrying about cutting weight.
Dogboe has had an impressive career, winning 22 of his 26 fights and holding the WBO super bantamweight title before moving up to the featherweight division. Despite his recent loss to Ramirez, Dogboe remains a talented and skilled fighter, and his future in the sport looks bright.
It remains to be seen whether Dogboe will take Agbeko’s advice and remain at featherweight or consider moving up to a higher weight class. However, for now, it seems that he will stay where he feels most comfortable and continue to work on improving his skills and techniques.