‘The Hurricane’ travels massive for the weight world champion Jaime Munguia’s lair next month and warns he isn’t afraid of the big bad puncher.
Standing at 6’1″ and cutting down from cruiserweight, Munguia looks a freak at light middleweight and the fact he has 26 knockouts from 32 fights suggests he has power to go with a scarcely believable frame.
Such numbers make him a nightmare foe for most, but Kildare’s Hogan isn’t concerned.
The Brisbane-based Kilcullen native claims he fought bigger, badder and stronger when he was an international light heavyweight as an amateur and as he worked his way down the scales as a pro.
Indeed, the mandatory challenger suggests he will bully the 22-year-old champion to realise a childhood dream.
“I am not concerned with his power, as I have fought bigger and stronger opponents,” claimed Hogan who has been boxing longer than Munguia has existed.
“My pressure and style are going to give Munguia trouble.”
“I have been fighting for this opportunity since I was eight years old. I’m going to make it count,” he promised.
The DDP Sports promoted fighter also claims he has no qualms about traveling to Mexico for a fight he has been waiting patiently for.
“I am looking forward to facing Jaime Munguia on April 13th in Monterrey, Mexico,” he continued.
“Mexico’s culture has a rich history in boxing, and I can’t wait to show Mexico and the rest of the world that I am ready to dethrone Munguia.”
“My team at DDP Sports and Peter Kahn worked hard to get this fight done, and I’m looking forward to bringing the WBO Junior Middleweight title back home.”
If Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya is to believed, Hogan will be fighting in front of a sold out crowd on the DAZN-broadcast card.
“It’s about time that Golden Boy returned to Mexico with one of its most dominant world champions in Jaime Munguia,” said the original ‘Golden Boy’.
“We’re excited for this endeavor with our partners and co-promoters at Zanfer Promotions as we work hard to make Munguia an international star. I have no doubts that Munguia will sell out Arena Monterrey as people from all over the country come to see him fight.”
“Munguia has also proven to be a fan favorite for fans watching at home, so I expect many fans to tune in on the best platform in boxing, DAZN.”
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