Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe and Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana will be fighting for the WBO featherweight world title on April 1 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
The WBO featherweight is currently held by Emanuel Navarrete, who is moving up to fight for the vacant title at 130 lbs on February 3, facing Liam Wilson.
Navarrete has left the door open to return to 126, either in case he loses that bout or he just wants to, so it’s also possible that Ramirez vs Dogboe could be for an interim belt, but the most likely scenario right now does look to be for the full vacant WBO title.
Dogboe’s opponent, Ramirez was a true amateur standout for Cuba, winning gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and came into the pro game with a ton of hype.
He was surprised in his pro debut in August 2019 when he lost a four-round decision but has since truly come into his own and started looking like everything he was meant to be.
In 2022, he fought three times, stopping Eric Donovan (TKO-3), Abraham Nova (KO-5), and Matias Romero (TKO-9) in February, June, and October respectively.
Dogboe (24-2, 15 KO) is a former titleholder at 122 lbs, losing that belt to the current champion Navarrete in December 2018, and then getting dominated in a rematch five months later.
He won four matches since moving up to featherweight, and while each of his last three fights has been either majority or split decisions, the wins over Adam Lopez, Christopher Diaz, and Joet Gonzalez have proven he’s an actual contender at featherweight.