The Brisbane-based Kildare light middleweight looked to have outfought reigning WBO champion Jaime Munguia at the Arena Monterrey but would lose a highly controversially majority decision on the scorecards.
Hogan and his team disagreed with the verdict, believing he had won, as did the Australian and Irish media – and we weren’t alone.
Some big names from the world of boxing felt Hogan had done enough.
Wow Waleska Roldan should never judge another fight!! 116-112 for Mungaia??? @jaimemunguia15 lost this fight
— Demetrius Andrade (@BooBooAndrade) April 14, 2019
IBF and WBA light middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd was chronicling the fight via the ‘stories’ on his Instagram account @swift_jarretthurd.
When the verdict was read out he exclaimed “Man, that is bullshit, I’m telling you!” before further expressing his annoyance on the DAZN feed.
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) April 14, 2019
I am extremely proud of Dennis Hogan. What a performance in enemy territory!
— Jeff The Hornet Horn (@jeffhornboxer) April 14, 2019
They robbed you @Dennis_H_Hogan.
— Ashley Theophane (@AshleyTheophane) April 14, 2019
Please don’t Take this from hogan
— Denis Douglin (@DaMommasBoy) April 14, 2019
Indeed, away from Irish and Aussie reporters, the international boxing media largely backed Hogan.
114-114, 115-113 and 116-112 for Jaime Munguia. I disagree with this decision. I think most do. But Munguia’s team, if they are honest, they need to treat this as a loss and really have some honest conversations about this… #boxing
— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) April 14, 2019
Let’s not talk about Jaime Munguia fighting Canelo before 2021 or so. All of his flaws were exposed tonight against Dennis Hogan, who might have won that fight. Munguia is reckless. Has to clean that up.
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) April 14, 2019
Well we know Dennis Hogan’s name now. Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions and Jaime Munguia should do the right thing and make an immediate rematch. Let’s see if Munguia can show improvement. #HoganMunguia #MunguiaHogan #JaimeMunguia #DennisHogan #boxing #MonteroOnBoxing pic.twitter.com/sweiIpS5cx
— Michael Montero (@MonteroOnBoxing) April 14, 2019
Jaime Munguia def. Dennis Hogan via majority decision 114-114, 115-113 & 116-112. WTF!!!!! Robbery!!
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) April 14, 2019
I gave it to Dennis Hogan by one round.
— FightNights.com (@boxing) April 14, 2019
Boxing is at it again. No way Jaime Munguia beat Dennis Hogan. Had Hogan winning 115-113, but it didn’t feel that close late.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) April 14, 2019
And, of course, Hogan’s fellow Irish boxers had their say.
Having a bad day ?
Think about @dennis_h_hogan who gave a masterclass performance against d world champ in Mexico last night. A performance that should have put him in the history books as one of the greatest away wins of any boxer ever! The crooks of the game took it front him👎🏻
— Eric Lilywhite Lightning Donovan (@eric_donovan60) April 14, 2019
Sick for @dennis_h_hogan getting robbed in Mexico but very proud at same time beating an elite World Champion in his back yard. Proof again that hard work and belief can take you anywhere. I hope he gets the rematch and paid well for it. @GoldenBoyBoxing at least owe him that 🍀 https://t.co/FzpaCpsRM3
— Coolhand Luke (@luke_keeler) April 14, 2019
Gutted for @dennis_h_hogan. He worked he’s ass off in there. And in my eyes won the fight. Beat the Mexican in he’s own back yard. Proved everyone wrong he can mix it with the best. I’m sure if u get the rematch that there is no doubt u will get revenge.
— Davey oliver joyce (@daveyoliver101) April 14, 2019
Haven’t seen the fight yet but massive congrats @dennis_h_hogan worked and grind his way to the top , went into Mexico to fight the champ in his backyard , lost controversially hope you get that rematch that payday and the tittle mate , #UpTheIrish
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) April 14, 2019