One of the most anticipated featherweight fights in recent memory takes place Saturday as former champion Isaac Dogboe takes on top-rated contender Robeisy Ramirez for the vacant WBO crown. Their 12-round boxing main event tops the Ramirez vs. Dogboe fight card (7 p.m. ET main card) from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Okla. Ramirez (11-1, 7 KOs) is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who is looking to cement his status as one of the sport’s rising stars with his first major belt. But he faces a hungry opponent in Dogboe (24-2, 16 KOs), the former WBO junior featherweight champion who will be fighting for a major belt for the first time in four years, behind a four-fight winning streak.
Ramirez is a -700 favorite (risk $700 to win $100), while Dogboe comes back at +500 in the latest Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total rounds completed is 10.5, with the Over priced at -160 and the Under listed at +125. Before locking in any Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe picks, make sure you check out the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine analyst Peter Kahn.
Kahn is a true boxing insider who has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside of the ring. He has managed numerous world champions and currently manages 20 fighters through his company, Fight Game Advisors. Kahn recently won the 2022 Boxing Writers Association of America Cus D’Amato Manager of the Year award and was named to the 2023 Florida Boxing Hall of Fame.
Kahn is uncanny when it comes to picking fights. He is an astounding 38-10 on his last 48 SportsLine boxing picks, returning $4,000 to $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed him has already seen massive returns.
Now, with Ramirez vs. Dogboe on deck, Kahn has studied the matchup from every angle and released confident selections for the fight. You can see those picks at SportsLine.
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe preview
The stakes are high for both fighters. A win by Ramirez would put him in position to become the star that many observers predicted for the two-time Olympian who turned pro just shy of four years ago. Ramirez, 29, faced a setback when he lost his four-round professional debut, but he has since won 11 straight and can take another step forward with his first major title.
Dogboe is a 10-year professional who won his first 20 fights and appeared perhaps headed toward becoming a dominant champion. But after winning the title and making one defense, he met his match in Navarrete, who won their first meeting by decision and the rematch with a 12th-round stoppage.
The 28-year-old Dogboe vowed to make the necessary adjustments and return to the top. The Ghana-born fighter has done just that behind four consecutive wins to earn Saturday’s title shot, though his last two were narrow decision victories over Christopher Diaz and Joet Gonzalez.
There’s arguably more pressure on Ramirez, who was one of boxing’s hottest prospects in recent memory when he came to the United States following his Gold Medal wins in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics for Cuba.
However, his professional career got off to a rocky start. His handlers noticed he seemed to lack discipline with both his diet and his training regimen. Moreover, he was struggling to adjust to a new culture after leaving his home country.
Those concerns came to a pinnacle in his pro debut against Adan Gonzales in August 2019. Gonzales was a journeyman with a 4-4 record at the time, and was supposed to serve as a layup opponent for Ramirez. Instead, Gonzales landed an early knockdown and went on to win a split decision, which took a lot of steam out of the hype for Ramirez.
The brass at Top Rank, Ramirez’s promotion team, told the boxer he needed to immediately make changes or else they would no longer back him. The fighter has since rededicated himself to the craft and vowed to never repeat the same mistakes.
“It’s basically the here and the now,” Ramirez told the media this week. “This is the task. And I know for a fact that now is the time for me to become a world champion.” See who to back at SportsLine.
How to make Ramirez vs. Dogboe picks
Kahn likes the Over 10.5 rounds at a price of -160 in the latest Caesars boxing odds. He’s also made the call on a method-of-victory prop and a money-line pick. You can only see those selections at SportsLine.
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