WHEREAS, the purpose of the Jaime Munguia vs. Dennis Hogan review was to ascertain the winner of the bout even though the WBO does not have the power to reverse the Judges’ decision based on discretion, as the decision can only be revoked when fraud or a violation of the Law occurs.; and,

WHEREAS, the day of the bout the Judges’ scorecards were 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114; and,

WHEREAS, these three judges’ scores were tabulated to ascertain the rounds each fighter won in the three scorecards (100 per cent) or in two of the three (66 per cent), with Munguia winning rounds 3, 5, 6 and 12 In all scorecards (100 per cent), and rounds 1, 7 and 9 in two of the three scorecards (66 per cent), and with Hogan winning rounds 8 and 10 in all scorecards (100 per cent) and rounds 2, 4 and 11 in two of the three scorecards (66 per cent); and,

WHEREAS, the WBO appointed five (5) anonymous, competent Judges from different countries (excluding Mexico and Australia), to watch the bout without audible distractions; and,

WHEREAS, the results of these five (5) independent Judges’ scores were tabulated to clearly ascertain the rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 per cent; and,

WHEREAS, this means that 3 of the 5 officials have to agree to determine which fighter won the round; and,
WHEREAS, the findings of the (5) stated that Munguia won the 3rd, the 5th and 6th by 100%; the 12th round by 80%; the 2nd, 7th and 9th rounds by 60%; and,

WHEREAS, on the other hand, Hogan won the 1st, 8th,10th and 11th by 100%; none in the 80%; the 4th round by 60; and,

WHEREAS, it can be established from the Judges’ scorecards that on the date of the bout Munguia won 7 rounds while Hogan won 5 rounds; and,

WHEREAS, on the (5) independent Judges’ panel, Munguia also won 7 to 5; and,

WHEREAS, the next step of the analysis was to combine the scores of the Independent Judges with the bout Judges to find the percentage agreement by round; and,

WHEREAS, upon doing this analysis, the combined scores of the Judges stated that Munguia won the 3rd, 5th and 6th by 100%; the 12th round by 87.5%; no rounds by 75%; the 7th and the 9th rounds by 62.5%, while the 2nd round was even; and,

WHEREAS, on the other hand, the Judges combined scores stated that Hogan won the 8th and 10th by 100%; the 11th round by 87.5%; the 1st round by 75%, the 4th by 62.5% while the 2nd round was even; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the WBO World Championship Committee that given all of the above, it can be established that the results favor Jaime Munguia. Taking these findings into consideration, the complaint presented by Team Hogan on April 16, 2019 is hereby DENIED.

This is a final decision of the WBO World Championship Committee. The decision may be appealed to the Complaint and Grievance Committee, pursuant to WBO World Championship Section 34, which as per Rule 3(e) of the WBO Appeals Regulation, must be submitted in writing to the WBO President within fourteen (14) days of the date of this decision as its sole and exclusive remedy.

Dated in San Juan, Puerto Rico on this 26th of April 2019.

By: Luis Batista-Salas, Esq. – Chairman

(versión español abajo )

“To all WBO officials:

Once again, we are excited to offer our members the opportunity for ABC training for referees, judges, and the certification test on Wednesday morning, October 31 2018 at our annual convention, and we encourage all of our members to get this certification!

In addition, we will have an additional WBO session for our judges starting at 2pm thu 5pm, which we expect all of our member judges to attend. This session will include group participation, exchange of ideas, and experiences. We also are excited to announce some new and exciting programs that we will be offering to our members!.

I am very excited, and looking forward to seeing you in Panama!”

Michael Pernick
WBO Chairman of Officials

About The Convention:

The historic and beautiful Panama City will be hosting the 31st edition of the WBO Convention.

Panama is home to many great boxers and world champions, the people love boxing, and this, in addition to its beauty, historic locations, rich culture and great nightlife make it an ideal destination for the World Boxing Organization’s annual gathering.

This event has the purpose of bringing together the boxing family to learn more about this wonderful sport and our organization, it is also a great opportunity to share and network and have fun.

The convention this year will be held from October 29 through November 2, 2018 at the Hotel El Panama Convention Center & Casino.

Activities Itinerary:

Monday, October 29: Golf Tournament

Tuesday, October 30: WBO Assembly 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. through 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31: Judges and Referee Seminar from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Judge seminar will be hosted by veteran judge Duane Ford, and Referee Seminar by Jack Reiss and Sean Wheelock. The seminars, which will be carried out under the ABC guidelines, will cover different topics, such as refereeing, judging, rules, and ethics with the purpose of giving ring officials the necessary knowledge, confidence and experience to execute good judgement of a boxing match.

Thursday, November 1: Championships and Rankings Assembly starting at 8 a.m. / Gala Dinner

To participate and make your reservations fill in the registration form (Click Here), in order to get the special group rate, register before September 30th

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Versión español:

“A todos los oficiales de la OMB:

Una vez más, estamos entusiasmados de ofrecer a nuestros miembros la oportunidad de capacitarse por la ABC para árbitros, jueces y la prueba de certificación el miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2018 en nuestra convención anual, ¡y alentamos a todos nuestros miembros a obtener esta certificación!.

Además, tendremos una sesión adicional de la OMB para nuestros jueces a partir de las 2 p.m. a 5 p.m., a la que esperamos que asistan todos nuestros miembros jueces. Esta sesión incluirá la participación grupal, el intercambio de ideas y experiencias. ¡También nos complace anunciar algunos programas nuevos y emocionantes que ofreceremos a nuestros miembros!.

¡Estoy muy emocionado y con ganas de verlos en Panamá!”.

Michael Pernick
Presidente de Oficiales de la OMB

Acerca de la Convención:

La histórica y hermosa Ciudad de Panamá será el escenario de la 31era edición de la Convención de la OMB.

Panamá es el hogar de muchos grandes boxeadores y campeones mundiales, es un pueblo que ama el boxeo, y esto, además de su belleza, locaciones históricas, rica cultura, divertida vida nocturna, lo hacen el sitio ideal para llevar a cabo la convención anual de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo.

Este evento se realiza cada año con el propósito de reunir a la familia del boxeo para aprender más sobre este maravilloso deporte y nuestra organización, es además una excelente oportunidad para compartir y hacer contactos y por supuesto divertirnos.

Este año la convención se llevará a cabo del 29 de octubre al 2 de noviembre 2018 en el Hotel El Panama, Centro de Convenciones y Casino.

Programa de Actividades:

Lunes, 29 de Octubre: Torneo de Golf

Martes, 30 de Octubre: Asamblea General OMB 8 a.m. a 12 M.D. y 1 p.m. a 5 p.m.

Miércoles, 31 de Octubre: Seminario de Jueces y Referís de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m.

El veterano juez Duane Ford estará a cargo del seminario de jueces y el seminario de árbitros, será dirigido por el árbitro Jack Reiss y Sean Wheelock. Los seminarios, que se llevarán a cabo bajo las directrices de la ABC, cubrirán diferentes temas, como arbitraje, evaluación, reglas y ética con el propósito de darle a los árbitros el conocimiento, la confianza y la experiencia necesaria para ejecutar el buen juicio de un combate de boxeo profesional.

Jueves, 1 de Noviembre: Asamblea de Campeonatos y Rankings inicia a las 8 a.m. / Cena de Gala

Para participar y hacer sus reservaciones deben llenar el formulario de registro (Clic aquí), recuerde que para obtener la tarifa especial de grupo su registro debe realizarse antes del 30 de septiembre.

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Scoring Summary by the Numbers

1. In six of the twelve rounds, all three judges agreed on the winner of the round.

2. In the first seven rounds, there was only one round where there wasn’t unanimous consent as to the winner.

3. There was disagreement among the judge’s scoring in all of the last five rounds of the fight.

4. Judge Trowbridge was the “lone wolf” in only one round (round 12)
a. Awarded the round to Marquez, while the other two judges awarded the round to Pacquiao.

5. Judge Moretti was the “lone wolf” in two rounds (rounds 2 and 11)
Awarded the rounds to Marquez, while the other two judges awarded the rounds to Pacquiao.

6. Judge Hoyle was the “lone wolf” in three rounds (rounds 8, 9 and 10)
Awarded the rounds to Marquez, while the other two judges awarded the rounds to Pacquiao.