Ghana’s Isaac Dogboe may be sitting on top of the super bantamweight world now but there was a time on his journey to the top of the mountain when he did not have a place to call home.
The boxer revealed that as he fought all around the world building his reputation and preparing for his shot at winning the WBO Super Bantamweight title, he and his father, Paul, were forced to find shelter in a boxing gym in the United States for a spell.
He stated this in an interview with the BBC’s Mike Costello for the 5LIve Boxing With Costello and Bunce Podcast.
He recounted the experience as he paid homage to his father for guidance, support, counsel and the will to keep going even in the face of the difficulties.
“On the night that I knocked Jesse Magdelano out to become world champion, I stood in the ring and almost shed a tear looking back on everything.
We had been on the road for so long and we almost became homeless.
We went through a few bumps on the way and my father has been a pillar behind me. I had so many memories coming back. I remembered all the times that we had to sleep at the gym when we were in the United States.