Jaime Munguia barely wins, Diego De La Hoya’s career continues to be weird

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, in a bout that felt like a hometown decision.

Munguia came forward, but didn’t land much, clean and Hogan seemingly outboxed him. Munguia, who made his third world title defense since beating WBO super welterweight champion, Sadam Ali, which sparked his meteoric ascension in the sport, now is probably viewed as the weakest link in the division in terms of a world champion.

Former super bantamweight turned featherweight Diego De La Hoya (21-0, 10 KOs) saw another bizarre instance in his career as he fought Enrique Bernache (24-12, 12 KOs) ended in a no contest. A second round head clash left Bernache with a nasty gash on his forehead and the bout was halted, De La Hoya has missed weight in his prior homecoming bout last year. De La Hoya has now been inactive since last June essentially.

Super welterweight Patrick Teixeira (30-1, 22 KOs), who might be a future Jaime Munguia foe, took a close ten round majority decision over Mario Lozano (33-9, 24 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.

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