Irish show-jumping team manager Rodrigo Pessoa is set to reveal his team today ahead of Friday’s Aga Khan Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show.Tipperary duo Shane Breen and Greg Broderick pressed their claims for selection with wins on yesterday’s opening day of the event.Broderick guided the 13 year old stallion Zuidam to victory in the Speed Stakes while Breen took the feature event – the Sport Ireland Classic on board the nine-year-old stallion, Ipswich van de Wolfsakker. Photo © Horse Sport Ireland
Father and trainer of former WBO Super Bantamweight world champion Isaac Dogboe, Paul, has surprisingly revealed his desire for his son to quit the sport and go back to school.This comes less than 24 hours after Dogboe was beaten for the second time in 5 months by Mexican Emmanuel Navarette in a world title bout.Dogboe was dominated by the Mexican, and eventually succumbed to a round 12 TKO defeat after his corner threw in the towel to avoid further torture.Isaac Dogboe, after the bout, spoke of his plans to move up to the featherweight division, but his father believes he may no longer have a future in the sport.“I will not impose my will on him. However, I think he has had enough,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.”I want him to return to school and continue his course and take another path in life. We worked hard but were unsuccessful at overcoming Navarette.”It is unclear what the boxer’s next step will be after his father’s shocking disclosure.It’s been a tough few months for Isaac Dogboe, who was looking to set the record straight by reclaiming the title after his shock defeat to Navarette back in December, and this latest defeat would most certainly have hit the boxer hard.