The much anticipated WBO World super bantamweight championship rematch between champion, Emanuel Navarrete and Ghana’s Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe is scheduled to take place on May 11 in California.
Dogboe, who lost his WBO title and invincibility in the ring during their first fight on December 8, 2018 in New York, could have the opportunity to activate his rematch clause against the Mexican puncher in a co-feature to another rematch between Miguel "Alacrán" Berchelt and Francisco "Bandido" Vargas.
According to ESPN Deportes, both Navarrete and Dogboe have been informed of the date for the fight with an official announcement set to be given shortly.
The Ghanaian hard-hitting puncher has been in camp preparing feverishly to avenge a painful defeat to Navarrete in a bout which shocked the entire world.
Having dispatched Cesar Juarez, Jessie Magdaleno and Hidenori Otake through knockout victories in January, April and August last year, Dogboe was regarded one of the biggest fighters in the division especially when he was looking forward to unify his belt.
But his dream of becoming a unify champion came crashing when he lost his trap to Navarrete but the 24-year-old believes he has what it takes to reclaim his title in an immediate rematch.
Dogboe (20-1, 14 KOs) blamed his loss to Navarrete (26-1, 22 KOs) on underestimating his opponent and is keen on a revenge when they slug it out in a rematch.
However, Navarrete has promised a knockout win over his opponent in their rematch but believes it will be a tougher fight as compared to last December’s bout.