Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe, the former WBO super-bantamweight champion, has disputed rumours that he has switched nationality to the United Kingdom.
According to earlier reports, the boxer will no longer fight under the Ghanaian flag.
However, the boxer’s management, Rising Stars Promotions, rejected Dogboe’s nationality flip in a statement.
“It has come to the attention of Team Dogboe that a news item is peddling falsehood as to Isaac Dogboe’s nationality.”
“He has and will always fight for Ghana and has not issued any communication or granted any interview on a nationality switch. Kindly disregard any such information,” parts of the statement said.
The statement instead invited Ghanaians to support the boxer as he prepares for his forthcoming contest for the motherland on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota, USA.
“Let’s all rally behind him as the North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Champion to clinch the number 1 title contender position come Saturday 23rd July 2022 at the Grand Casino Hinckley, Minnesota, USA for the motherland,” the statement added.
Isaac Dogbe is a Ghanaian-born British citizen who has resided in both Ghana and the United Kingdom.
The boxer has represented Ghana at both the Olympic Games and as a professional fighter on international levels.