Mexico’s Jaime Munguia defends his WBO junior-middleweight belt for the fourth time when he meets Dennis Hogan from Ireland at the Arena Monterrey in Mexico tonight.
The 22-year-old Munguia (32-0; 26) will be having his fifth world title fight in only 11 months.
Munguia won the WBO belt in May 2018 with a fourth-round stoppage win over Sadam Ali and has made successful defences against Liam Smith (pts 12), Brandon Cook (tko 3), and Takashi Inoue (pts 12).
The 34-year-old Hogan, who has a record of 28-1-1; 7, was born in Kildare but fights out of Newstead, Australia, where he made his pro debut on April 1, 2016.
He remained unbeaten in his first 23 fights before suffering his only loss, on December 5, 2015, on points to Jack Culcay (20-1) in Germany for the interim WBA junior-middleweight belt.
Since that setback he has won six fights, but his opponents have been at a much lower level than that of the champion.
Hogan is rated at No 7 by the IBF and as the mandatory challenger by the WBO.
The challenger is a pressure fighter but, with a knockout ratio of only 23 percent he does not possess the power of the champion, who has stopped 26 of his opponents inside the distance.
Most critics are predicting that the bigger Munguia will win inside the distance.