By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Sumio Yamada
Undefeated WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe, 121, made short work of his Japanese challenger, destroying Hidenori Otake, 121.4, in the opening round on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Dogboe started cautiously but as soon as he opened up he found a home for his uppercut and left hook. A picture perfect left hook upstairs sent Otake to the canvas and the Japanese challenger never fully recovered. Otake was dropped a second time with an overhand right and took a beating before referee Chris Flores waved it off at 2:18. With the win Dogboe improves to 20-0, 14 KOs while Otake falls to 31-3-3, 14 KOs.