Dennis Hogan Retains WBA Title

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Dennis Hogan Retains WBA Title
Dennis “Hogan successfully defended his WBA-NABA USA super welterweight title Friday night.

Dennis Hogan Retains WBA Title

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Dennis Hogan Retains WBA Title
Dennis “Hogan successfully defended his WBA-NABA USA super welterweight title Friday night.

Dennis “Hogan successfully defended his WBA-NABA USA super welterweight title Friday night.
Dennis “Hogan successfully defended his WBA-NABA USA super welterweight title Friday night in Niagara Falls.

Friday night at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, WBA-NABA USA super welterweight champion Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (22-0-1, 7 KOs) successfully defended his title by decisioning hometown favorite Kenny Abril (14-8-1, 7 KOs).

After 10 rounds of action, the decision went to the judges. Don Ackerman scored it 97-93, Glenn Feldman had it 97-93, and Steve Weisfeld saw it 96-94, all in favor of Hogan.

The Pod Index judges scoring off-site had it 80-72 twice and 80-71.

In the co-main event, Tony “Lightning” Luis (20-3, 7 KOs), from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, ranked #14 by the WBA, outpointed Edward Valdez (13-11-2, 3 KOs), from New York by way of Moca, Dominican Republic. Don Ackerman and Steve Weisfeld both had it 80-72, while Eric Marlinski had it a little closer at 79-73 after eight rounds.

I asked Matt Pogorski, creator of the Pod Index, how it went Friday night. “We’re continuing to fine-tune the Pod Index-to-TV results in real time,” he said, “but last night worked like a charm. I’m looking forward to working with Greg Cohen and CBS Sports in the future.”

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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