Martin Rogan

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Martin Rogan
Real name Martin Rogan
Nickname(s) The Entertainer
Iron man
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Born (1971-05-01) 1 May 1971 (age 45)
Northern Ireland
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 16
Wins by KO 8
Losses 6
Draws 0

Martin Rogan (born 1 May 1971) is an Irish heavyweight boxer and a former Commonwealth heavyweight title holder.[1][2]

Boxing career[edit]

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.[3] However, the fight was delayed due to television schedules.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] The Pulev fight was originally rescheduled for November in Germany although Rogan was instead scheduled to fight former crusierweight world title challenger Lewis Andreas Pineda for the vacant WBU World Heavyweight title on 27 October at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.,[11] 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.[12]

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 [13]

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.[14]

Professional boxing record[edit]

16 Wins (8 knockouts, 8 decisions) 6 Losses, 0 Draws[15][16]
Res. Opponent Record Type Rounds fought (rounds scheduled) Date Venue Location Notes
Loss United Kingdom Michael Sprott 16–6 MD 3 4 June 2014 The Trusts Stadium Auckland, New Zealand Super 8 Last man standing.
Loss Germany Erkan Teper 16–5 KO 1 16 November 2013 Ludwigsburg MHP Arena Ludwigsburg, Germany
Loss United Kingdom Audley Harrison 16–4 UD 3 23 February 2013 York Hall Bethnal Green, England Prizefighter semi-final.
Win Poland Albert Sosnowski 16–3 TKO 3 (3) 23 February 2013 York Hall Bethnal Green, England Prizefighter quarter-final.
Win Czech Republic Ladislav Kovarik 15–3 PTS 4 (4) 9 February 2013 Odyssey Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland Score: 40–36
Loss United Kingdom Tyson Fury 14–3 TKO 5 (12) 14 April 2012 Odyssey Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland For vacant Irish heavyweight title.
Win Germany Werner Kreiskott 14–2 Points 6 (6) 20 November 2010 International Events Arena, Breaffy House Resort Castlebar, Republic of Ireland
Win Bulgaria Yavor Marinchev 13–2 TKO 1 (6) 6 November 2010 University of Limerick Limerick, Republic of Ireland Return to the ring after a career-threatening neck injury.
Loss United Kingdom Sam Sexton 12–2 TKO 6 (12) 7 November 2009 Odyssey Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland Lost Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title bid.
Loss United Kingdom Sam Sexton 12–1 TKO 8 (12) 15 May 2009 Odyssey Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland Lost Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title.
Win United Kingdom Matt Skelton 12–0 TKO 11 (12) 28 February 2009 National Indoor Arena Birmingham, England Won Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title.
Win United Kingdom Audley Harrison 11–0 Points 10 (10) 6 December 2008 ExCeL Exhibition Centre London, England
Win United Kingdom David Dolan 10–0 Unanimous points 3 (3) 11 April 2008 York Hall Bethnal Green, England Prizefighter final.
Win United Kingdom Dave Ferguson 9–0 Unanimous points 3 (3) 11 April 2008 York Hall Bethnal Green, England Prizefighter Semi-final.
Win United Kingdom Alex Ibbs 8–0 TKO 2 (3) 11 April 2008 York Hall Bethnal Green, England Prizefighter Quarter-final.
Win United Kingdom Radcliffe Green 7–0 TKO 2 (6) 13 October 2007 Park Avenue Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win Latvia Jevgenijs Stamburskis 6–0 TKO 3 (6) 26 October 2006 Andersonstown Leisure Centre Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win United Kingdom Paul King 5–0 Points 6 (6) 7 October 2006 Holiday Inn Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win United Kingdom Darren Morgan 4–0 Points 4 (4) 20 May 2006 King's Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win United Kingdom Tony Booth 3–0 TKO 2 (4) 4 June 2005 M.E.N. Arena Manchester, England
Win United Kingdom Billy Bessey 2–0 Points 4 (4) 18 March 2005 King's Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win United Kingdom Lee Mountford 1–0 TKO 1 (4) 28 October 2004 Ulster Hall Belfast, Northern Ireland Professional debut.


  1. ^ Sandy Macaskill (26 June 2008). "Audley Harrison beaten on points by Irish man Martin Rogan". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 July 2008. 
  2. ^ clickliverpool Picture show's him celebrating with the irish flag
  3. ^ Petrie, Richard (26 June 2008). "Rogan and Harrison trade verbals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Glicksman, Gavin (12 July 2008). "Audley's big night is KO'd". London: The Sun. Retrieved 18 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Harrison loses to Rogan". BBC Sport. 8 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Rogan stops Skelton in the 11th". RTÉ. 1 March 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ > Sexton Retains Against Rogan. BoxingNews365. Retrieved on 28 May 2014.
  9. ^ For My Neck'S Trick.. Boxing Mart Goes Under The Knife. Retrieved on 28 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Rogan opts out of European bout". BBC News. 6 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Retrieved 13 September 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  12. ^ "Martin Rogan's WBU heavweight title fight called off". BBC News. 16 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Tyson Fury stops veteran Martin Rogan in Belfast bout". BBC News. 14 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Frampton TKOs Martinez in nine". 9 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Boxer: Martin Rogan". BoxRec. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  16. ^ "Boxer record for Martin Rogan". Retrieved 3 May 2009. 

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