The renowned US Promotion has signed a long term agreement with Isaac Dogboe
Junior featherweight world title holder Isaac Dogboe who has 20 wins out of 20 has been under promotions of Rising Star Africa, but he will now be co-managed by Top Rank as well.
"We are very, very happy to announce that we have signed Isaac Dogboe to a co-promotional agreement with Rising Star of Africa," Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said.
"This is a long-term agreement and together with (trainer and father) Paul Dogboe and (adviser) Mike Altamura, we will afford Isaac opportunities to win championships in multiple divisions."
Terms of Dogboe's deal, which was not unexpected, were not announced but Altamura told ESPN that it was a multi-year deal with a minimum of three fights per year.
"We're determined to keep Isaac as active as possible," Altamura said.
Arum added that he would soon visit Ghana and explore the possibility of having Dogboe defend his title at home in 2019. When Dogboe boxed in Accra, Ghana, in January, and knocked out Cesar Juarez in the fifth round to win an interim title, he drew a large and raucous crowd.
"I am looking forward to strengthening my relationship with Bob Arum and welcoming the Top Rank team to Ghana next year," Dogboe said. "I am happy to be part of the Top Rank family. This only strengthens our relationship, and I am excited about making history together."
On Aug. 25, Dogboe made his first title defense and scored an electrifying first-round knockout of Japan's Hidenori Otake in Glendale, Arizona, on the undercard of Jose Pedraza's lightweight world title win over Raymundo Beltran