Charlo Finishes Hogan, Retains WBC Title

Jermall Charlo’s second defense of the WBC middleweight championship since being promoted from interim to full champ went arguably better than his first.

Charlo stopped Dennis Hogan in seven rounds to retain the title in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

After an even first round where Hogan showed his grit despite a notable size difference (Hogan came up from junior middleweight), Charlo started to score on the inside in the second round before turning up the heat.

A left uppercut dropped Hogan early in the fourth round, though the Irishman managed to hang on and survive the round.

He couldn’t do enough to stop Charlo’s control over the next couple of rounds, however, and one, quick left hand in the seventh dropped Hogan again. Hogan got up, but the referee had seen enough, giving the win to Charlo.

The co-feature of the evening saw the interim WBA middleweight title on the line as Matt Korobov faced Chris Eubank Jr. Korobov worked Eubank over well until an apparent injury forced him to withdraw from the fight, giving Eubank the win and title by default.

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