In a highly anticipated matchup at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Robeisy Ramirez defeated former WBO Super Bantamweight champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe for the vacant WBO Featherweight title. The event, presented by Bob Arum’s Top Rank, was broadcasted on ESPN+.
Throughout the twelve rounds, Cuban southpaw Ramirez skillfully circled and outscored Dogboe, demonstrating his superior technique and control. Despite Dogboe’s aggressive approach, Ramirez continuously landed left hands and right hooks, leaving the Ghanaian fighter unable to take command of the match.
The judges unanimously awarded Ramirez the victory after 12 grueling rounds, with scores of 117-110, 118-109, and 119-108. Ramirez’s win marked the first time a Cuban boxer has claimed a world title since 1962.
Following the fight, Dogboe issued an apology for his performance: “I’d like to apologize to my coaches and to the people out there who wished me well. We didn’t get the result we wanted. But we’ll definitely be back.” He praised Ramirez as a “terrific fighter” and a “great guy,” while acknowledging his own shortcomings: “I was the aggressor, but I guess I wasn’t aggressive enough.”
The 29-year-old Ramirez, who already held the IBF USBA and WBO Global Featherweight championships and was ranked No. 2, further solidified his position in the boxing world with this win. Dogboe, ranked No. 1, vowed to return stronger in future bouts.