After becoming Ghana's youngest ever World Champion in April, Isaac Dogboe wants to cause a storm in the Super-Bantamweight division.
Proudly representing Great Britain as well as the African country, Dogboe is gaining fans at a rapid pace. On August 25th he makes the first defence of his crown in Arizona, live on BoxNation.
Dogboe moved from Ghana to Kennington aged eight, and admits that he took a while to adjust to South London life. Speaking to SunSport, he recalled one childhood memory in particular which lit the touchpaper before he started boxing.
"At some points school was easy but it was tough at the beginning. Early on I got in a fight and I went home to my father and he told me off, he told me to walk away and tell the teacher.
"I went back and the next incident was a group of guys who wanted to fight me because I was African. They pushed me in a circle with another guy and just made us fight.
"It was mad, it was totally mad," explained Dogboe. "The guy just started swinging and I was just trying to block and shield myself. I went home with a black and bloodshot eyes and my father asked what happened.
"I told him I got beat up but that was the last one I had and I have never been beaten up since."
The 23-year-old is nicknamed 'Royal Storm' due to his heritage. His grandfather Torgbui Sri III - ruler of the Anlo state in the Volta region - was upset when he discovered Dogboe had started boxing because he sent his grandson to England to allow him to gain an education.
"My grandad phoned my father and said, 'Why are you making my grandson fight?' He was crying. But me and my dad assured him and we promised I would continue my education.
"My grandfather passed away in 2014, while I was training in California. I am sure, whereever his soul is, that he is very happy and I hope he is proud."
Dogboe, now 19-0 with 13 knockouts, was the underdog heading into April's clash with Jessie Magdaleno, but 'Brave-Son' battled back from a first round knockdown to halt the Champion in the 11th round of a thrilling contest.
"It was a peaceful moment, I was on my knees praying and thanking God and I had lots of memories rushing through my head. It had been such a long road but when we finally got the victory it was in grand style so everything was great," he reflected.