Charlo-Hogan: Live coverage
Jermall Charlo returns to defend his WBC middleweight title against Dennis Hogan in the Showtime main event.
- Jermall Charlo TKO-7 Dennis Hogan (0:28)
- Chris Eubank Jr TKO-2 Matt Korobov (0:32)
- Ryosuke Iwasa TKO-11 Marlon Tapales (1:09)
Round By Round
Jermall Charlo vs Dennis Hogan
Round 1: Charlo misses on a jab to start the fight. Hogan bounces to the side and tries a right hook to the body that doesn’t really land. Charlo steps in behind another jab that also doesn’t land but gets close. Now Charlo gets in a jab this time. Hogan moving around a lot and then tries an ineffective combination. Hogan lands a right hand to the body this time. Charlo misses on a huge overhand right. Check hook lands for Charlo this time. Two hooks from Hogan get blocked. Charlo 10-9.
Round 2: Hogan misses on a looping right hand to open the round. Charlo tries a jab that falls short and Hogan throws a short hook as a counter. Two cuffing hooks from Charlo make contact but he eats one back from Hogan. Charlo blocks a combination from Hogan and Charlo storms back with some shots that don’t land on Hogan clean. There hasn’t been a lot of clean punches landed in this fight Charlo partially lands a shot and pushes Hogan to the side. Short left hook lands for Charlo just before the bell. Charlo 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Charlo comes out stalking and Hogan tries to steal the play away but leading with some shots but can’t really find a home for them. Check hook from Hogan grazes Charlo upstairs. Now Charlo grazes Hogan with a right hook to the body. Clean left hook lands for Hogan this time. Right uppercut lands to the body for Hogan. Charlo lands a stiff jab, then a body shot to follow it up. Charlo lands a jab as Hogan looks to get back on the move and find his rhythm. I still Charlo is still controlling the action as the aggressor. Charlo 10-9.
Round 4: Big left uppercut from Charlo sends Hogan tumbling backwards! Hogan gets up but Charlo is all over him with power shots! Charlo is pressing for the knockout but can’t find the shots to end this fight. Right hand lands over the top for Charlo this time and Hogan holds on. Charlo continues to come forward and put pressure on Hogan but Hogan is getting his bearings back. Two shots come from Charlo and Hogan is on the ropes. Now Charlo partially lands a right hook on the inside. Charlo 10-8, 40-35.
Round 5: Charlo steps forward and lands a left hand that has Hogan going back. Right hand up top just misses for Charlo. Left hook lands clean for Charlo this time. Hogan leads with a right hand followed by a left to the body that doesn’t land that hard. Charlo scores a jab to the head, the a left hook moments later. Charlo tries to double a left hand, then finds success with a straight right. Right hand lands again for Charlo, who is hunting Hogan down. LIONS ONLY! Charlo 10-9.
Round 6: Charlo’s trainer wants him to start targeting the body now that he has Hogan retreating. Left from Charlo makes partial contact. Check hook from Hogan knocks Charlo off balance for just a second. Charlo regains his footing and lands a jab to the body. Right uppercut from Charlo just misses Hogan’s chin. Charlo continues to walk down Hogan as best he can but Hogan is still pretty mobile. Clean left hook lands for Charlo upstairs. Charlo lunges in behind a lead left hook that falls short. Charlo 10-9, 60-53.
Round 7: Hard left hook from Charlo puts Hogan down right away! Referee waves it off when Hogan gets up and Charlo celebrates! Charlo TKO-7.
Chris Eubank Jr. vs Matt Korobov
Round 1: Eubank Jabs to the body and Korobov immediately tries to counter with a straight left hand. Eubank tries a jab to the body again as Korobov is quick on the trigger with the counters. Straight left from Korobov stuns Eubank for a second. Straight left to the body scores for Korobov. Eubank seems a little skittish now that he’s eaten a few left hands from Korobov. Another clean left hand lands clean for Korobov to the head! Eubank needs to find an answer for that quickly. Korobov 10-9.
Round 2: Straight left lands again for Korobov to start the round. Oh wow! Korobov might’ve torn or dislocated his left shoulder on a punch that missed and there’s a timeout for the doctor to examine him. This fight is going to end right here in the worst way, especially because Korobov was schooling Eubank pretty thoroughly. Korobov says he can’t continue. This fight is over. Eubank TKO-2.
Marlon Tapales vs Ryosuke Iwasa
Round 1: Tapales feints at center ring and both fighters are a little shy in the opening 30 seconds. Tapales misses on a lead left hand. Tapales touches with a jab to the body but Iwasa gets in a hook upstairs. Now Tapales gets in a right hook to the head. Tapales touches the body again with a jab and then loops a right hook to the chin. Iwasa misses on a big straight left hand. Nice left hand lands for Tapales to the body. Now Tapales sneaks in a quirky right uppercut. Tapales 10-9.
Round 2: Tapales paws with a couple of jabs and misses on a straight left before landing it the second time. Another left hand scores for Tapales to the head. Iwasa gets in two shots as Tapales stands in the danger zone without punching. Tapales gets back to working the outside and looping some shots. Straight left hand lead lands for Tapales with Iwasa back towards the ropes. Iwasa lands a jab upstairs. Straight left from Iwasa makes some contact now. Tapales throws two wild hooks that don’t find the mark. Tapales steps forward and lands another left hand to the head. Tapales 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Tapales digs to the body with a right and Iwasa throws a volley of jabs to try to recapture distance. Right hook from Iwasa gets caught by Tapales’ glove. Straight left hand to the body scores well for Tapales. Iwasa tries to go downstairs but can’t get in a clean shot. Now Iwasa lands a shot that makes Tapales knee buckle and touch the canvas. That’s ruled a knockdown by the referee but Tapales says he was hit with a head butt. Tapales comes back out and throws some big shots that put Iwasa in the corner. Iwasa lands a right to the body at the end of a three punch combination. Iwasa 10-8.
Round 4: Replay clearly shows that Tapales went down on an accidental head clash and not a punch — that’s a tough break for him. Tapales also has a nice shiner on that right eye from the head clash. Hard right to the body lands for Tapales. Two more shots land downstairs for Tapales. Iwasa blatantly pushes Tapales back and gets a verbal warning from the referee about it. Right to the body lands again for Tapales. Iwasa throws three punches and lands a couple of good ones himself. Right hook partially lands for Tapales. Iwasa lands a couple of punches at center ring and Tapales re-thinks his approach. Right hook lands for Tapales as Iwasa steps in. Right hook lands downstairs for Tapales at the bell. I’m leaning Tapales, 10-9, 38-37.
Round 5: Tapales lands a couple of jabs before looking downstairs with a shot. Clean left hand lead lands for Tapales as Iwasa steps in again. Eouvle right hand comes from Iwasa, who then gets in a short left hook. Right hand lead lands clean from Tapales at an awkward angle, who then land s a couple of other good shots. Clean right hook lands for Tapales and Iwasa leans on his neck. Tapales’ right eye is getting really swollen from that head clash. Tapales 10-9.
Round 6: Right hook from Iwasa makes partial contact. Tapales tries a left hook of his own had it blocked. Left hook to the body lands for Tapales. Iwasa eats a jab from Tapales at center ring. Hard right to the body lands for Iwasa, maybe his best of the fight. Another right to the body lands well for Iwasa, followed by a jab. Jab lands for Iwasa again, backing Tapales up. Check hook lands for Iwasa this time, who is having a much better round. Clean right hook lands clean for Iwasa just before the bell. Iwasa 10-9, 56-57.
Round 7: Straight left from both fighters don’t find the target. Overhand left hand doesn’t quite land for Tapales. Two body shots land for Iwasa but Tapales gets in a right hand in return. Overhand left lands for Tapales. Clean left hand lands right down the pipe for Iwasa. Now Iwasa lands a jab upstairs. Three punches come from Iwasa as Tapales is starting to fade a little. Lead left lands for Tapales but Iwasa comes back with a stiff jab that pushes Tapales back. Iwasa 10-9.
Round 8: Tapales tries a short shot on the inside to start the round but doesn’t get much leverage on it. Tapales pushes Iwasa to the ropes but can’t get in any real damaging shots to take advantage of it. Three punches from Iwasa split Tapales’ guard. Another straight combination of punches pierce Tapales’ guard. Now Iwasa pushes him back and tags the body with a good shot. Tapales gets in a right hook off the ropes. Right hook lands to the head for Iwasa. Iwasa attacks again with Tapales along the ropes. Iwasa 10-9, 76-75.
Round 9: Tapales misses on a left hand to the body. Tapales tries two more body shots but Iwasa gets out of range. Nice short left lands to the body for Tapales. Iwasa stalks and Tapales tries a lead left hand that doesn’t find the mark. Iwasa backs Tapales up some more and Tapales sneaks in an overhand shot. Not a ton of clean punching in that round but I feel like Iwasa is still in control. Iwasa 10-9.
Round 10: Check hook from Tapales lands but Iwasa walks through it and throws two punches of his own. Clean right hook lands for Tapales. Tapales tries to pop a few jabs before landing another right hook. Tapales ties a lead right hook that doesn’t land and Iwasa just applies steady pressure behind straight shots. Both fighters trade jabs this time at center ring. Right hook lands to the body for Tapales. I’m going to edge this round to Tapales. Tapales 10-9, 94-95.
Round 11: Iwasa comes out with a quick combination that doesn’t do much damage. Tapales tries another right hook but doesn’t land it well. Iwasa lands a couple of long shots before he drops Tapales! Tapales just gets up at the count of 8 but the referee doesn’t like the look in his eyes and waves off the fight! Iwasa TKO-11.
Tonight at 9:00 pm ET on Showtime, Jermall Charlo headlines a tripleheader from Brooklyn with a WBC middleweight title defense against Dennis Hogan.
Wil Esco will be here for round-by-round updates during the main card tripleheader at 9:00 pm ET.
Charlo, 29, is looking to keep his unbeaten streak going in his 30th pro bout, faced with the 34-year-old Hogan, who challenged for a 154-pound title and came out with a controversial loss to Jaime Munguia in Mexico.
The card also features a pivotal middleweight matchup between Chris Eubank Jr and Matt Korobov. The interim WBA title is on the line in that fight, but more important, perhaps, is the belief that the winner will be next for Charlo, if Charlo retains.
The show will open with a fight at 122 pounds, with Marlon Tapales and Ryosuke Iwasa battling for the interim IBF title.
There will also be live streaming prelim bouts at 7:00 pm ET, which you can watch on YouTube or Facebook with the links below:
- Immanuwel Aleem (18-1-2, 11 KO) vs Ronald Ellis (16-1-2, 11 KO), super middleweights, 10 rounds
- Louisa Hawton (9-2, 5 KO) vs Lorraine Villalobos (4-2, 2 KO), atomweights, 10 rounds
Main Card (SHO, 9:00 pm ET)
- Jermall Charlo (29-0, 21 KO) vs Dennis Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KO), middleweights, 12 rounds
- Chris Eubank Jr (28-2, 21 KO) vs Matt Korobov (28-2-1, 14 KO), middleweights, 12 rounds
- Marlon Tapales (33-2, 16 KO) vs Ryosuke Iwasa (26-3, 16 KO), super bantamweights, 12 rounds