Martin Rogan

Martin Rogan (born 1 May 1975) is a retired Northern Irish professional boxer. He won the first televised Prize Fighter 2008 defeating 3 fighters on the same night taken the title winning £25,000 pounds. He held the Commonwealth heavyweight title in 2009 and challenged for the Irish heavyweight title in 2012 against Tyson Fury.

Martin Rogan
Real nameMartin Rogan
Nickname(s)The Entertainer
Iron man
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Born (1975-05-01) 1 May 1975 (age 45)
Northern Ireland
Boxing record
Total fights22
Wins by KO8

Boxing careerEdit

On 11 April 2008, Rogan won the Prizefighter series heavyweight competition on Sky Sports, beating David Dolan in the final by a unanimous decision after knocking his opponent down twice. He beat Alex Ibbs in the quarter-final by TKO and Dave Ferguson on points in the semi-final. On 15 May 2009 he lost to Sam Sexton.

Rogan was due to face Audley Harrison at Aston Villa Events Centre, Birmingham on 19 July 2008.[1] However, the fight was delayed due to television schedules. The fight eventually took place on 6 December 2008, with Rogan defeating Harrison over ten rounds. The referee Ian John-Lewis scored the encounter 96–95.[2]

On 28 February 2009, Rogan became the Commonwealth heavyweight champion in a fight of the year contender which could have gone either way against reigning champion Matt Skelton. During the fight the momentum see-sawed from one man to the other however Rogan prevailed in the brawl by beating Skelton with an 11th round stoppage by TKO.[3]

Rogan's first defence of his Commonwealth heavyweight title against Sam Sexton, at the Odyssey, Belfast on 15 May 2009. Sexton defeated Rogan, handing him his first professional loss, after the doctor ruled that Rogan was unfit to continue in the 8th round due to a closed eye.[4]

Rogan's rematch with Sam Sexton on 6 November 2009, once again at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, ended in Rogan's corner pulling him out after the end of the sixth round due to a neck and arm injury.[5]

Since the defeats to Sexton, Rogan took exactly a year before making a return to the ring after undergoing career-saving neck and spinal operations.[6] He won two fights within two weeks against Yavor Marinchev and Werner Kreiskott in Ireland. Rogan was scheduled to fight Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev for the European Heavyweight title but pulled out citing lack of preparation.[7] The Pulev fight was originally rescheduled for November in Germany although Rogan was instead scheduled to fight former cruiserweight world title challenger Lewis Andreas Pineda for the vacant WBU World Heavyweight title on 27 October at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.,[8] The fight with Pineda was cancelled after the British Boxing Board of Control refused to sanction it because of doubts over ownership of the WBU belt; two organizations were claiming jurisdiction over the title.[9]

On 14 April 2012 Rogan fought Tyson Fury for the vacant Irish heavyweight title at the Odyssey Area in Belfast and lost via fifth-round TKO [10]

On 9 February 2013 Rogan returned to the ring, and winning ways, by outpointing the Czech Republic's Ladislav Kovarik over four rounds in at fight on the undercard of Carl Frampton's EBU (European) super bantamweight title challenge against Kiko Martinez.[11]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
22 fights 16 wins 6 losses
By knockout 8 4
By decision 8 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 Loss 16-6   Michael Sprott MD 3 4 Jun 2014   The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand Super 8: Last man standing - quarterfinal
21 Loss 16-5   Erkan Teper KO 1 (10) 16 Nov 2013   Ludwigsburg MHP Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany
20 Loss 16-4   Audley Harrison UD 3 23 Feb 2013   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter: The International Heavyweights III - semifinal
19 Win 16-3   Albert Sosnowski TKO 3 (3) 23 Feb 2013   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter: The International Heavyweights III - quarterfinal
18 Win 15-3   Ladislav Kovarik PTS 4 9 Feb 2013   Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
17 Loss 14-3   Tyson Fury TKO 5 (12) 14 Apr 2012   Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland For vacant Irish heavyweight title
16 Win 14-2   Werner Kreiskott Points 6 (6) 20 Nov 2010   International Events Arena, Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar, Republic of Ireland
15 Win 13-2   Yavor Marinchev KO 1 (6) 6 Nov 2010   University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
14 Loss 12-2   Sam Sexton RTD 6 (12) 7 Nov 2009   Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland For Commonwealth heavyweight title
13 Loss 12-1   Sam Sexton TKO 8 (12) 15 May 2009   Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland Lost Commonwealth heavyweight title
12 Win 12-0   Matt Skelton TKO 11 (12) 28 Feb 2009   National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England Won Commonwealth heavyweight title
11 Win 11-0   Audley Harrison PTS 10 6 Dec 2008   ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London, England
10 Win 10-0   David Dolan UD 3 11 Apr 2008   York Hall, Bethnal Green, England Prizefighter: The Heavyweights - final
9 Win 9-0   Dave Ferguson UD 3 11 Apr 2008   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter: The Heavyweights - Semifinal
8 Win 8-0   Alex Ibbs TKO 2 (3) 11 Apr 2008   York Hall, London, England Prizefighter: The Heavyweights - Quarterfinal
7 Win 7-0   Radcliffe Green TKO 2 (6) 13 Oct 2007   Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
6 Win 6-0   Jevgēņijs Stamburskis TKO 3 (6) 26 Oct 2006   Andersonstown Leisure Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
5 Win 5-0   Paul King PTS 6 7 Oct 2006   Holiday Inn, Belfast, Northern Ireland
4 Win 4-0   Darren Morgan PTS 4 20 May 2006   King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
3 Win 3-0   Tony Booth TKO 2 (4) 4 Jun 2005   M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England
2 Win 2-0   Billy Bessey PTS 4 18 Mar 2005   King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1 Win 1-0   Lee Mountford TKO 1 (4) 28 Oct 2004   Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland


  1. ^ Petrie, Richard (26 June 2008). "Rogan and Harrison trade verbals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Harrison loses to Rogan". BBC Sport. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Rogan stops Skelton in the 11th". RTÉ. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Rogan rocked by Sexton". Sky Sports. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009. The fight was shrouded in controversy. In the 8th round Sexton appeared to have given up after spitting out his mouth guard while out on his feet. The Belfastman had mercy on his startled opponent when he could have hit him such a punch and sent him tumbling to the canvas.
  5. ^ > Sexton Retains Against Rogan Archived 24 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine. BoxingNews365. Retrieved on 28 May 2014.
  6. ^ For My Neck'S Trick.. Boxing Mart Goes Under The Knife. Retrieved on 28 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Rogan opts out of European bout". BBC News. 6 July 2011.
  8. ^ Retrieved 13 September 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  9. ^ "Martin Rogan's WBU heavweight title fight called off". BBC News. 16 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Tyson Fury stops veteran Martin Rogan in Belfast bout". BBC News. 14 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Frampton TKOs Martinez in nine". 9 February 2013. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.

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