After 12 brilliant rounds and one of the greatest Irish away displays ever, it looked like Dennis Hogan had defied odds as a wide as 20/1 to fulfill his world title dream in Mexico last night.
However, the Kildare man was denied by a very questionable majority decision, with scorecards of 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112. Social media has been awash with everything from outrage to bemusement and even amusement regarding the scoring.
The vast majority of the media, as well as the DAZN broadcast team, had the Brisbane-based boxer winning and the majority on social media certainly felt Hogan should have had his hand raised – while Munguia admitted he was expecting the clash to be ruled a draw.
The ‘robbery’ fear, considering the fight was playing out in Mexico was always present, so Hogan’s promoters demanded American judges for the clash – but still the ringside adjudicators didn’t see it the way of the majority and Munguia retained his title.
How did they judges score it in Jaime Munguia’s favour? You can check for yourself below as the most controversial set of scorecards in terms of Irish boxing since Matthew Macklin was beaten by Felix Sturm has been published.
Waleska Roldan, who had the champ winning by FOUR rounds, only gave Hogan the 4th, 8th, 10th, and 11th sessions. Somehow she scored the first two in favour of the Mexican not to mention the 8th – a major comeback round for the Irishman. Pointed out in the aftermath, the Melrose scorer turned in a 117-111 in favour of Hogan’s stablemate Jeff Horn for his win over Manny Pacquiao back in 2017.
Rocky Young, who scored it 115-113 in Munguia’s favour had it level going into the last two round, but scored both the 11th and 12th in the home favourite’s favour – despite Hogan hurting the Tijuana titleholder at the start of the penultimate stanza.
[NOT PICTURED] Richard Levine, who scored the clash a draw, also had the Golden Boy fighter needing the last round to secure a stalemate. The Ohio native was scoring his first ever world title contest.
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