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.
|Real name||Martin Rogan|
|Nickname(s)||The Entertainer |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Born||1 May 1975|
|Wins by KO||8|
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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., 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.
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.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|22 fights||16 wins||6 losses|
|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|
- Petrie, Richard (26 June 2008). "Rogan and Harrison trade verbals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
- "Harrison loses to Rogan". BBC Sport. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- "Rogan stops Skelton in the 11th". RTÉ. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
- "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.
- > Sexton Retains Against Rogan Archived 24 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine. BoxingNews365. Retrieved on 28 May 2014.
- For My Neck'S Trick.. Boxing Mart Goes Under The Knife. Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved on 28 May 2014.
- "Rogan opts out of European bout". BBC News. 6 July 2011.
- http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/bn08/detail.asp?id=2545. Retrieved 13 September 2011. Missing or empty
- "Martin Rogan's WBU heavweight title fight called off". BBC News. 16 September 2011.
- "Tyson Fury stops veteran Martin Rogan in Belfast bout". BBC News. 14 April 2012.
- "Frampton TKOs Martinez in nine". FightNews.com. 9 February 2013. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.