Dennis Hogan Remains Undefeated

By Robert Ecksel on June 27, 2015
Dennis Hogan Remains Undefeated
Dennis Hogan successfully defended his WBA-NABA USA super welterweight title on CBS.

“We’re continuing to fine-tune the Pod Index-to-TV results in real time,” said Podgorski, “but last night workedlike a charm…”

Friday night at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, in a fight televised live on the CBS Sports Network, Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (22-0-1, 7 KOs), from Newstead, Queensland, Australia, by way of Kildare, Ireland, successfully defended his WBA-NABA USA super welterweight title against Kenny Abril (14-8-1, 7 KOs), from Rochester, New York.

After 10 rounds of action, the decision went to the ringside 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.

Three anonymous professional judges hired by the Pod Index also gave it to Hogan, but by a somewhat wider margin. They saw it 98-92 twice and 99-91.

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 of action.

The Pod Index judges scoring off-site were in line with the judges sitting ringside. They had it 80-72 twice and 80-71.

In undercard action, heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (14-0-1, 12 KOs), from Brooklyn, New York, kept his unbeaten streak alive with a first round knockout of Excell Holmes (2-6-1, 1 KO), from Buffalo, New York. The fight was scheduled for six rounds. The stoppage was at 2:44.

“Mean” Joe Greene (26-1, 17 KOs), from Jamaica, Queens, New York, stopped Guy Packer (5-40-2, 2 KOs), from Battle Creek, Michigan, in round three of a scheduled six-rounder. Referee Charlie Fitch called a halt to the action at 2:05.

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.”

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  1. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 11:46am, 06/27/2015

    Mean Joe Greene in tough with a guy with a (5-40-2) record….too bad they couldn’t find someone 0 for 50 which has a really nice ring to it….the Pod Index won’t help with this kinda’ shit.

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