The Volta Caucus in Parliament has congratulated boxer Isaac Dogboe for his recent victory over Mexican-American Jessie Magdaleno to clinch the WBO super bantamweight title.
It said Isaac Dogboe, 23, who is now the youngest world boxing champion from Ghana, has brought great honour to the region and Ghana as a whole.
“Isaac Dogboe who knocked out the previously undefeated Magdaleno in the 11th round in Philadelphia, USA to win the highly anticipated bout has brought tremendous honour to our dear region and our great nation. We note that Dogboe was ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage: 97-91, 96-91 and 95-93,” it said.
“It is worth highlighting that Isaac Dogboe’s accomplishments: 19-0, 13 KOs, have been possible through dint of hard work, discipline, perseverance, self-belief and courage, which are values worthy of emulation not only by the youth in the Volta Region; indeed, all Ghanaians ought to be inspired by Isaac’s story,” the statement added.
The caucus in a statement copied to citinewsroom.com and signed by Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, the caucus Chairman, declared its support for Dogboe, noting that the caucus will ensure he and his team are accorded the “most befitting welcome” when they return to the region.
“The Volta Caucus in Parliament comprising all 25 NDC MPs and our only colleague NPP MP from Krachi East, wishes to assure “The Royal Storm” and his team of our continuous solidarity and a most befitting welcome to the region upon his return from the United States of America,” it said.
“We thank all Ghanaians for their commendable and overwhelming show of support, love and fervent prayers which contributed in no small measure in achieving this memorable victory. We wish the young boxer the very best in his career and may this remarkable victory spark a boxing renaissance in our country,” it added.
Isaac Dogboe, following his victory on Saturday night, has received several commendations from Ghanaians including Presidents Akufo-Addo and Jerry John Rawlings, both of whom had met and encouraged the boxer ahead of the historic bout.