Dennis Hogan fought in the US on 17th April against Tyrone Brunson, who came into that fight with a huge knockout percentage of over 75%. Known for his heavy hands and carrying a solid record, this was Hogan’s biggest challenge to date.
Dennis had a very strong fight, taking the win and was comfortable with Brunson’s power. Dennis reported in the ring after the fight that he still considered Australian Steve Moxon as the heaviest hitter he had faced to date.
In more recent news, Hogan was asked to fly to the US with Daniel Geale and his team to be Geale’s main sparring partner leading into his fight with Cotto on June 6th. An amazing opportunity for Hogan.
Dennis will again fight in the states on June 26 as he forges into the world rankings. The IBF Ranking have put Hogan at 6, which is great news for the Aussie boxer.
Josh King beat Mexico’s Rogelio Casarez on his US TV debut to retain his WBO Oriental & Asia Pacific lightweight titles. This was King’s first fight under his new management, Fightcard Promotions.
Fightcard Promotions secured the US fight for King and he was reported to have said; “It was unreal fighting live on CBS and in front of the American crowd, and it was everything I thought it would be.”
Kings trainer Joe Pennisi and Manager Adam Wilcock continue to launch Josh’s career on the World stage, Josh has given some insight into where he is headed in the coming year “It looks like I’m two to three fights away from the big world title shot, I’m looking at getting ranked in the top five in the next couple of fights, but the word title fight is definitely in sight”
This is exciting news the 30-year-old Aussie, who is now aiming to increase his profile to secure a world title shot.