VIDEO: Dogboe reveals how Azumah Nelson told him to KO Kakembo

VIDEO: Dogboe reveals how Azumah Nelson told him to KO Kakembo
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports/Gary Al-Smith
Date: 26-06-2016 Time: 05:06:22:pm

It's been a week since the event.

Isaac Dogboe is rejuvenating himself, getting rest and healing the sore joints after an intensive month of training leading to his June 18 bout with Edward Kakembo.

To be fair, the public's knowledge of the impending bout had been average. Apart from the critical boxing fan thirsty for news and updates, notice of Dogboe v Kakembo did not transend the usual sports news space.

That is, until the Ugandan touched down four days to fight night. The magic of mass media thrives on sensationalism, and he fed the press houses with enough to generate incredible hype.

"Yeah, I think he played his part in making this fight what it was," Dogboe later conceded. Indeed, he had. 

Kakembo's bashfulness was perfect fodder, hailing himself as a 'messiah' of African boxing, and the 'punisher of small fighters.

But what really got the public's attention were two things. A soldier by training, Kakembo played on the spelling of his Ghanaian opponent's surname and labelled Isaac 'a dog'. When the video of that clip hit the screens, and on social media, it became an instant hit.

"You see these chains? I will use it to chain this guy and drag him back to Uganda, where my President Museveni is watching and waiting!"

The fight was sold.

Kakembo and Dogboe pounced on this hook and engaged in a series of strategic media interviews with GTV, Asempa FM, Joy News and TV Africa, who were official partners of the event.

It was no surprise therefore that the fight night drew a very good crowd. Dogboe finished his boastful opponent in six rounds, making sure to complete the triumph with taunts and punchlines of his own.

"You don't come to my country and call me a ''dog'. That's disrespectful!"

As it turns out, there was a silent influence in Dogboe's classy win - none other than Azumah Nelson himself. "He was seated just outside the ring and he told the guys in my corner to give me a message".

The 21 year old (14-0, 9KO) returned to the Joy News studio after his win and revealed:

* What exactly Azumah told him to 'kill off' Kakembo 
* How he personally viewed his performance?
* Why he wanted to hurt the Ugandan so badly
* What's next for him - another defence or world title charge?
* His thoughts on attendance and general build up?



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