Hogan fights on CBS; O’Connell wins; Chevalier on the rise

FightCard 20/06/2015

Dennis Hogan’s upcoming fight on 26th June for the WBA-NABA USA Super welterweight title is again broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

From Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, Hogan’s opponent Kenny Abril is a seasoned fighter with 22 fights under his belt, all on American soil. Abril presents Hogan with his stiffest test to date. Not only is Abril a slippery Southpaw, but he also holds a recent win over WBC world rated Dennis Laurente.

Dennis ‘Hurricane’ Hogan’s last two fights have also been in the USA, the talented Australian Boxer is going into the fight with 21 wins and no loses. World rated by both IBF and WBA, Dennis’ emergence as a recognized boxer on the ‘world stage’ will be tested.

O’Connell wins

Current WIBA World Champion, Shannon ‘Shotgun’ O’Connell had a convincing first round knockout in her fight last week against Thai opponent Rienthong Kila Korat, taking O’Connell’s record to 11-3.

Ultimately, despite O’Connells win, Shannon was criticized quite agressively over social media in relation to the poor quality of her opponent. Shotgun came out and publicly defended her fight;

“I fought that Thai on the weekend because there was nobody else in Australia or NZ that would accept the fight between 55-60kgs. I will fight anyone, given the chance”.

If anyone is interested in being Shannon’s next opponent, please contact her manager Adam Wilcock from FightCard Promotions on adam@fightcardpromotions.com.au

Faris Chevalier on the rise

Racking up his 8th consecutive win last Saturday, Faris Chevalier further concreted himself as Australia’s best Super-Middleweight prospect.

Finding fights for Chevalier is proving very difficult as he is avoided by a large number of domestic fighters. His manager, Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions stated;

“Faris is a slick southpaw, who is fast and talented, it’s unsurprising that people aren’t willing to fight him”

“Faris is the most avoided boxer in the country. Fourteen months ago, we placed an official challenge with the ANBF for the Australian Super-Middleweight Title. Hopefully this win will edge Faris closer to a shot for an Australian Title”

Watch this space as Faris climbs the rankings and fights anyone willing to take the challenge.