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WBC Middleweight Champion Jermall Charlo showed Denis Hogan exactly why he was considered a favorite while heading into his first title defense since made a full champion by the WBC.
The heavily favored Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) retained his crown by dropping Hogan twice in the fourth round and in the seventh round before the fight was stopped by the referee in the 7th round of the scheduled 12 round bout.
Before the loss to Charlo, Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) has never been stopped within the distance throughout his professional career and his only two losses are Decision loses to Jack Culcay and Munguia
“I wanted to keep going, but the decision was fair enough by the referee,” said Hogan, who moved up from 154 pounds to 160 to challenge Charlo. “I didn’t see the punch coming on the second knockdown. I was trying to keep boxing him, but then, all of a sudden, I was on the ground and the fight was over.”