WBO Rules In-Favor Of Munguia In Re-Judging

Following a hearing held by an independent five-person panel, the WBO has once again ruled in-favor of Jaimie Munguia.

The hearing stems from a protest filed by Dennis Hogan over the results of his April 13th opportunity at the WBO light middleweight title against Munguia, via a controversial unanimous decision.

“Be it resolved by the World Championship Boxing Committee that given (the review of the fight), it can be established that the results favor Jaime Munguia,” Luis Batista-Salas, chairman of WBO championship committee said in an official statement on Friday.

Hogan’s team found it absurd that the three judges had Munguia running away with what was considered to be a close fight. The WBO would then assign five independent judges to re-score the fight.

“The WBO appointed five anonymous, competent Judges from different countries (excluding Mexico and Australia), to watch the bout without audible distractions. The results of these five independent Judges’ scores were tabulated to clearly ascertain the rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 per cent. That means that 3 of the 5 officials have to agree to determine which fighter won the round.

Per the statement from the WBO, Munguia won the 3rd, 5th, and 6th rounds by 100%, the 12th round by 80%, the 2nd, 7th, and 9th rounds by 60%.

Hogan would take the 1st, 8th. 10th, and 11th rounds with 100% and the 4th round by 60%.

“This is a final decision of the WBO World Championship Committee,” explained Batista. “The decision may be appealed to the Complaint and Grievance Committee, pursuant to WBO World Championship Section 34, which as per Rule 3(e) of the WBO Appeals Regulation, must be submitted in writing to the WBO President within fourteen (14) days of the date of this decision as its sole and exclusive remedy.”

Report via Boxing Scene

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