Dennis Hogan's camp calls for rematch after world title loss is rescored
WBO light-middleweight title contender Dennis Hogan and his team have asked for a rematch with Jaime Munguia following his majority decision loss earlier this month.
Munguia won the fight 114-114, 115-113, 116-112 on the night in what was described as a 'robbery' with the WBO rescoring the fight a draw with the WBO using five (5) independent Judges’ scores to tabulate anc clearly ascertain the rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 per cent.
The WBO said in a statement:
"The combined scores of the Judges stated that Munguia won the 3rd, 5th and 6th by 100%; the 12th round by 87.5%; no rounds by 75%; the 7th and the 9th rounds by 62.5%, while the 2nd round was even; and,
"WHEREAS, on the other hand, the Judges combined scores stated that Hogan won the 8th and 10th by 100%; the 11th round by 87.5%; the 1st round by 75%, the 4th by 62.5% while the 2nd round was even; and,
"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the WBO World Championship Committee that given all of the above, it can be established that the results favor Jaime Munguia. Taking these findings into consideration, the complaint presented by Team Hogan on April 16, 2019 is hereby DENIED.
"This is a final decision of the WBO World Championship Committee. The decision may be appealed to the Complaint and Grievance Committee, pursuant to WBO World Championship Section 34, which as per Rule 3(e) of the WBO Appeals Regulation, must be submitted in writing to the WBO President within fourteen (14) days of the date of this decision as its sole and exclusive remedy."
Hogan's manager Paul Keegan has called for a rematch with Munguia with Hogan placed as an underdog before the first fight.
The @WorldBoxingOrg have rescored the World Title fight between @dennis_h_hogan & @jaimemunguia15 a DRAW !A rematch must happen, boxing fans deserve to know who the real champ is, we are ready to take up your offer of a rematch @GoldenBoyBoxing , @fbeltranzanfer ? #MunguiaHogan2 pic.twitter.com/mohCAp9NDw
— Paul Keegan (@paulkeegs) April 26, 2019