Seanie Mongahan did his job at the ticket sales office, and in the ring, on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater. The Long Beach, Long Island light heavyweight turned away the slowish but stubborn Roger Cantrell in an eight rounder underneath the Orlando Salido-Mikey Garcia mainer.
Monaghan’s left eye was cut midway through and his right was puffed shortly after, but he kept winging shots, looping rights, mainly, and that impressed the judges. They had the New Yorker, who had a large contingent of rooters in the house, ahead, 77-75, 78-74, 79-73, after eight. Monaghan, promoted by Lou DiBella, rose to 17-0, and the loser, a Washington resident, slipped to 15-3.