Trash talk between fighters and their teams is commonplace before boxing matches, but the comments from Paul Dogboe, the father of interim junior featherweight world titlist Isaac Dogboe, ahead of his son's fight with full titleholder Jessie Magdaleno went too far, according to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
Magdaleno and Ghana's Dogboe are scheduled to meet in a mandatory bout on April 14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford welterweight world title fight that headlines the Top Rank ESPN card.
"I condemn the intolerant rhetoric coming from Isaac Dogboe's father regarding Jessie Magdaleno and advise him to apologize," Bob Arum said.
"I condemn the intolerant rhetoric coming from Isaac Dogboe's father regarding Jessie Magdaleno and advise him to apologize," Arum said.
Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, the former undisputed junior welterweight world champion and a former lightweight champion, is moving up to welterweight after vacating the junior welterweight belts last summer in order to challenge Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs).