ISAAC DOGBOE halted Jessie Magdaleno at 1-38 of the 11th round to win the WBO super-bantamweight world title.
Dogboe had to rise from the canvas in the first round but went on to knock the American down three times in the fight and force the stoppage in the 11th round at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
“This is a great feeling. Azumah Nelson [of Ghana] did it, and now I can call myself a champion,” Dogboe told ESPN. “First rounds are always dangerous, but I gathered myself and did what I had to do. I appreciate all the support, and I want to thank for my team for making this happen.”