The much anticipated rematch between Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe and Mexico’s Emanuel Navarette is set after the two fighters made the weight for Saturday’s May 11, 2019, clash.
On Friday, May 10, 2019, Dogboe and Navarette completed their mandatory weigh-in ahead of the fight.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Boxingscene.com, Navarrete (26-1, 22KOs)—sporting a hand-written "Feliz Día de Madre" ("Happy Mother's Day") sign on the scale—weighed 121.6 pounds, slightly lighter than when he was 122 on the dot in his title-lifting effort last December.
Dogboe (20-1, 14KOs) checked in at pounds, slightly heavier than the 120¾ pounds he weighed in his first career loss, which ended his brief but thrilling title reign at just over seven months.
The fight will come off at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Dogboe and Naverette met for the first on December 8, 2018, but the Ghanaian was outmuscled by the Ghanaian.
Dogboe thus lost his WBO World lightweight belt to Navarette – all the three judges scored the fight (115-113, 116-112 and 116-112) in favour of the Mexican.
Now the Ghanaian has gotten the opportunity he has been looking for to reclaim his belt.