Isaac Dogboe took another step towards becoming a two time world champion after beating Christopher Diaz in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The fight which was on the undercard of the Terrence Crowford and Shawn Porter showdown saw Dogboe win on two of the judges scorecards to edge a very close contest.
Judges Tim Cheatham and Don Trekla scored the bout 96-94 and 97-93 for Dogboe while Eric Cheek scored it 95-95.
The two boxers went at each other from the opening bell as the fight stayed close throughout the scheduled 10 rounds.
What was however noticeable was Dogboe’s hand speed and counter punching ability which looked significantly improved from previous bouts.
The former super bantamweight champion ultimately prevailed to notch up his third straight victory as he aims to grab a second world title in as many divisions.