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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 18: Adam Lopez (L) and Issac Dogboe (R) face-off during their weigh-in for the NABF featherweight championship at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on June 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

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Isaac Dogboe makes weight, confident against Adam Lopez

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 18: Adam Lopez (L) and Issac Dogboe (R) face-off during their weigh-in for the NABF featherweight championship at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on June 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Former WBO world champion, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe came in at 125 lbs against title holder, Adam Lopez who tilted the scales at a slightly heavier 126 lbs for their NABF featherweight 10-rounder Saturday night at the Virgins Hotel Las Vegas, undercard of Naoya Inoue versus Michael Dasmarinas for IBF/WBA bantamweight titles.

Isaac Dogboe

“{You can expect} a firefight as usual. What can I say? I bring excitement. That’s exactly what they are expecting. They’re expecting Isaac Dogboe to come and fight, so I am going to come and fight. Obviously, the fans are looking forward to an exciting fight, and that’s why we’re here. At the end of the day, we just want to keep the excitement going. After the fight, they’ll be like, ‘Yeah, that’s Adam Lopez and Isaac Dogboe. That was the fight of the night.'”

“I love working with them, Barry {Hunter} and Boogie {Harris} and Brady. These guys, they are family. I feel great. At first, I was just supposed to pass through a couple of weeks. I ended up telling them, “You know what, I’m gonna stay.’ That’s how everything began. I feel great. The boys down there are really sharp. They’re motivating me. They keep me in shape. I’ve had a relaxed camp. I feel calm. Saturday, I’m ready to put everything on the line.”

“The best Adam Lopez can also be an undisciplined Adam Lopez. I know he is a great fighter. He’s gonna stick and move. But at the end of the day, sometimes Adam Lopez gets cute in the ring, so we’re looking to exploit that. When he gets a little cute, we’ll let him know that it’s not a time to get cute.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 18: Adam Lopez (L) and Issac Dogboe (R) posed during their weigh-in for the NABF featherweight championship at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on June 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Adam Lopez

“This is the perfect name I need right now. Isaac is a great champion. He’s dedicated to the sport just like I am, and I’m excited to show you what I’ve been working on. Tune in. It’s going to be a great fight.”

“That fight alone {against Oscar Valdez} showed me that I got what it takes to be at the top. I took the fight on a day’s notice. I was going through a lot of management issues beforehand. I was in a shaky spot in my life. I was not 100 percent there mentally, physically, but it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. It was a fight I always wanted. The way it presented itself was something you never see happen. Nobody comes in 11 pounds heavy {like Valdez’s original opponent, Andres Gutierrez}. That’s unheard of, so I thought it was meant to be. I jumped on it. I did my thing. I think I showed the world what I got, and that was me on three weeks of training. Saturday night, I got a full camp, so I’m excited.” 

“I put everything into this camp. I know Isaac is a tough competitor, so you will see the best Adam Lopez Saturday night.”

 •   Naoya Inoue 118 lbs vs. Michael Dasmarinas 117.4 lbs 
(Inoue’s WBA/IBF Bantamweight World Titles — 12 Rounds)
Judges: Tim Cheatham, Patricia Morse Jarman and Don Trella
Referee: Russell Mora

•     Mikaela Mayer 129.8 lbs vs. Erica Farias 128.2 lbs 
(Mayer’s WBO Junior Lightweight World Title— 10 Rounds)
Judges: Max De Luca, Eric Cheek and Lisa Giampa
Referee: Mike Ortega

•    Adam Lopez 126 lbs vs. Isaac Dogboe 125.4 lbs 
(Lopez’s NABF featherweight title— 10 Rounds)
Judges: Chris Migliore, Dave Moretti and Don Trella
Referee: Celestino Ruiz

(ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT)

•    Lindolfo Delgado 141.6 lbs vs. Salvador Briceno 141.2 lbs 
(Junior Welterweight — 8 Rounds)

•   Eric Puente 136 lbs vs. Jose Antonio Meza  136.6
(Lightweight  — 6 Rounds)

   •   Omar Rosario 140.5 lbs vs. JJ Mariano 140
 
(Junior Welterweight — 4 Rounds)

Credit Top Rank

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