- Robeisy Ramirez is the heavy favorite at -450.
- Isaac Dogboe is the overwhelming underdog at +350.
- The winner will be the new WBO World Featherweight Champion.
The vacant WBO World Featherweight title is on the line this Saturday, April 1, as Cuban boxing’s rising star Robeisy Ramirez (11-1) is scheduled to face United Kingdom’s Isaac Dogboe (24-2) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa. This bout is featured in boxing betting lines, particularly on BetMGM’s online sportsbook.
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Ramirez is the considerable favorite in boxing odds at -450, as he has only one loss in his 12 professional fights and him being the natural featherweight fighter; meanwhile, Dogboe is the immense underdog at +350 due to having two defeats to his record, and because he moved up to a higher weight class.
Both Ramirez and Dogboe have won minor titles in the featherweight division, with Ramirez winning the NABF Featherweight title, WBO Global Featherweight title, and IBF USBA Featherweight title. On the other hand, Dogboe has secured the NABF Featherweight title and WBO International Featherweight title.
Robeisy Ramirez Recent Fight Results
Robeisy Ramirez was a decorated amateur boxer who collected multiple titles at that level during his run from 2011 to 2016. On top of regional and amateur titles, Ramirez also won two Olympic gold medals, in 2012 and in 2016, where he defeated Shakur Stevenson in the Rio Olympics finals.
Following that success in the amateur ranks, the boxer out of Cienfuegos, Cuba, made his professional debut in August 2019 against Adan Gonzales and was defeated via split decision. This debut loss didn’t deter Ramirez, as he went on to win seven successive fights, including four finishes.
The now Gulfport, Florida, resident scored victories over Fernando Ibarra De Anda (sixth-round knockout), Rafael Morales (fourth-round knockout), Yeuri Andujar (first-round TKO), Adan Gonzales (unanimous decision in their rematch), Felix Caraballo (unanimous decision), Brandon Valdes (sixth-round TKO), and Ryan Lee Allen (unanimous decision).
Because of this pile of wins, Ramirez secured his first professional title fight in October 2021 for the vacant NABF Featherweight title against Orlando Gonzalez. Ramirez was able to outbox Gonzalez and win his first boxing title comfortably. Four months after this triumph, he made his U.K. debut, where he fought Eric Donovan.
Ramirez stopped the Irishman in the third round to add a third-round TKO stoppage to his record in February 2022. Following the overseas triumph, the Cuban was pitted with Abraham Nova in June 2022 for the vacant IBF USBA Featherweight and WBO Global Featherweight titles. The two-time Olympic gold medalist knocked out Nova in the fifth round to add more titles to his collection.
His latest bout came in October 2022, where he added Jose Matias Romero to his victim list by producing a ninth-round TKO at Madison Square Garden and extending his winning streak to 11. This Saturday, Ramirez looks to capitalize on the opportunity to win his first major boxing title by beating Isaac Dogboe.
Isaac Dogboe Recent Fight Results
Like Ramirez, Isaac Dogboe is a successful amateur boxer who won multiple amateur tournaments and collected medals. He also participated in the 2012 Olympic Games in London but bowed out of the competition in the first round. The boxer from Accra, Ghana, transitioned to the paid ranks in August 2013 and fought Csaba Toth.
Dogboe had a dream debut with a third-round knockout of Toth before racking up seven successive victories with four stoppages as he defeated Andy Harris, Ronald Rodriguez, Wilberth Lopez, Alejandro Ochoa, Jonathan Alcantara, Jazzman Hogue, Kofi Raymond, and Aminu Turkson. Due to this unbeaten run, he was able to crack a chance to fight for a title.
In November 2015, Dogboe was pitted against John Commey for the vacant West African Boxing Union West Featherweight title, and he passed the test with flying colors by stopping him in the third round via TKO to capture his maiden boxing title. Two fights after that championship triumph, he added the vacant WBO Africa Featherweight by beating George Krammph via seventh-round corner stoppage.
The boxer who now resides in Tampa, Florida, defended this title three times before fighting for the vacant WBO International Super Bantamweight title in December 2016 versus Julian Aristule. He also defended this title over Javier Chacon in July 2017 via sixth-round corner stoppage. After years of fighting for minor titles, Dogboe finally had the opportunity to win a major title in January 2018, when he crossed paths with Cesar Juarez for the WBO Interim World Super Bantamweight title.
Three months later, this interim status was promoted to regular world champion as he knocked out Jessie Magdaleno in April 2018, giving him his first taste of defeat and becoming the new WBO World Super Bantamweight champion. Dogboe fended off the challenge from Hidenori Otake in August 2018 with a first-round TKO.
Emmanuel Navarrete cut Dogboe’s reign short in December 2018 after being outpointed through a unanimous decision. Following this first career loss, he received his opportunity to avenge it with an immediate rematch with Navarrete in May 2019; this time, he was TKO’ed in the 12th round to absorb back-to-back losses.
After these setbacks, Dogboe moved up to the featherweight division, where he won four straight fights against Chris Avalos, Adam Lopez, Christopher Diaz, and Joet Gonzales to also pick up the NABF Featherweight title and WBO International Featherweight title. With another victory this weekend, Dogboe would acquire another major world title.
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe: Tale of the Tape
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Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe: Fight Analysis
On paper, Ramirez has the advantage over Dogboe, who is three inches taller with a four-inch reach advantage. He also has the better record of 11 wins and one loss against Dogboe’s 24 wins and two losses. On the other hand, the advantage for Dogboe will be his vast experience fighting top names such as Jessie Magdaleno and Emmanuel Navarrete.
Stylistically, this will be a great matchup as Ramirez fights in southpaw and packs an enormous power in his left hand, which victimized seven of his 11 opponents to score stoppage wins. He sets this power punch through his jab moving forward and through counter punches that catch his opponents off guard.
On the opposing side, Dogboe loves to fight at close distance due to his smaller build at 5-foot-2 with a 64-inch reach. He also moves forward to force his opposition through the ropes, where he throws his combinations and obliges them to open up and have an exchange on the pocket. This way, he can find the target and pour on the punches until his opponent is floored.
With all the tale of the tape and fighting style being laid down, Ramirez’s chances of taking the victory are higher compared to Dogboe as long as he can employ the long-range strategy of using his length and counterpunching to frustrate the former super bantamweight champion on his way to a stoppage victory.
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe: Date and Start Time
April 1, 2023, 7 p.m. PT
April 1, 2023, 9 p.m. CT
April 1, 2023, 10 p.m. ET
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe: Fight Prediction
Official Prediction: Late TKO/KO victory for Robeisy Ramirez.
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