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Munguia barely beats Hogan to retain WBO title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) scored a close twelve round majority decision over mandatory challenger Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
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Munguia was the aggressor, but Hogan was very agile in avoiding and countering the stalking champion’s big punches. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 114-114. Munguia was a 50:1 favorite entering the fight, which was his fourth successful defense.

“I clearly won the fight,” said the 22-year-old Munguia afterward. “I was always attacking and connected with the harder shots, but if he wants the rematch, we’ll give it to him and even in Australia!”



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