A WBC featherweight title opportunity is on the line on July 23, as Joet Gonzalez faces off against Isaac Dogboe. The fight will take place inside the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.
Gonzalez, 28, won gold in the 2012 U.S. National Championships. He made his pro debut in 2012. A WBO-NABO featherweight champion, Gonzalez faced Shakur Stevenson in 2019 for the vacant WBO featherweight title. Gonzalez lost via unanimous decision. After a recovery win against Miguel Marriaga, Gonzalez lost to Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO title.
His last fight was a TKO win against Jeo Santisima for the WBO International featherweight title.
Dogboe made his pro debut in 2013. A WBO Africa featherweight champion, Dogboe beat Jessie Magdaleno in 2018 for the WBO junior featherweight title. After losing the title and two bouts in a row to Navarrete, Dogboe is on a three-fight win streak. His last fight was a win over Christopher Diaz in November, retaining the NABF featherweight title he won against Adam Lopez.
Date and start time
Date: Saturday, July 23
Main card: 10 P.M. ET / 3 A.M. BST
Main event ringwalks (approx): 11:30 P.M. ET / 4:30 A.M. BST
The main card is set to get underway at 10 P.M. ET/3 A.M. BST, with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11:30 P.M. ET / 4:30 A.M. BST. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
What has been said?
Gonzalez: “The third time’s a charm, and I’m more motivated than ever to have a world title around my waist. Isaac Dogboe always comes to fight. The respect is there, but on July 23, I am preparing to go to battle. I expect the best version of Dogboe, and I will be at the top of my game.”
Dogboe: “I have been tested against the very best, and on July 23, we go to war against another top contender in Joet Gonzalez. I am excited to be back in a main event as I continue my quest to become a two-weight world champion.”