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Munguia vs Hogan terms agreed, WBO cancels purse bid

The WBO junior middleweight title fight is coming.

Jaime Munguia v Takeshi Inoue Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The WBO has canceled its scheduled March 4 purse bid for a junior middleweight title fight between Jaime Munguia and Dennis Hogan, with the camps agreeing to terms.

Eric Gomez of Golden Boy tells ESPN that the fight will go down on April 13 in Monterrey, Mexico, which Hogan’s team had previously reportedly refused. Apparently the deal is now good enough to get the Irish-born, Australia-based challenger to Mexico. DAZN will stream the bout.

Munguia (32-0, 26 KO) broke out in 2018, beating Sadam Ali to win the WBO belt in May, then defending against Liam Smith and Brandon Cook in July and September. He made another successful defense on Jan. 26, beating Takeshi Inoue in Houston.

Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KO) has won six straight fights since dropping a decision to Jack Culcay in 2015. He won twice in 2018, beating Jimmy Kilrain Kelly and Jamie Weetch. He’ll be a big underdog against Munguia.

This also means that the evening of April 13 is no longer double-booked for fight fans, it’s triple-booked. Showtime will have Claressa Shields vs Christina Hammer in the main event that night, and FS1 will have Peter Quillin vs Caleb Truax, with DAZN’s Munguia-Hogan card now added to the mix. Not to mention there’s UFC 236 that same night. So you’ll have options, which is the nice way of looking at it, and you’re gonna miss some stuff live, which is the not-so-nice way of looking at it.

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