Former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey has advised Isaac Dogboe to avoid the urge to fight Mexico’s Emmanuel Navarette for the third time in his boxing career.
The Hitter has described any decision for a future clash between the Ghanaian-British boxer and Emmanuel Navarrete as a dangerous one.
Isaac Dogboe failed in his second attempt to hold the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Bantamweight title after losing to the Mexican in 2018.
The ‘Royal Storm’ decided for a rematch to annex the title back yet lost in a 12-round knockout to the hard-hitting Mexican five months later. They are growing talks of a possible bout between Isaac Dogboe and Emmanuel Navarrete for the third time after the Mexican become the WBO featherweight Titlist.
In an interview with Graphic Sports, Joshua Clottey urges Dogboe to consider other titles if Navarrete will prove an obstacle to becoming a division champion.
“It is not advisable to pair Dogboe and Navarrete to fight again because it will be too dangerous for him after two consecutive defeats.
“I know it is possible that they could fight again but I think he should look out for other belts if he feels Navarrete is a nemesis to him. You don’t have to necessarily fight for the WBO featherweight belt if you think it is going to be a difficult task.”
Meanwhile, Isaac Dogboe will return to the ring with an undercard bout against Adam Lopez in Las Vegas, USA, on June 19.
On that bout, Clottey believes the American will be no match for Isaac Dogboe.
“I don’t think Dogboe will have a problem handling Lopez because he is more experienced and have the power to deal with him.”