Dennis Hogan fights on – Hurricane confirms ring return

Dennis Hogan [28(7)-4(2)-1] will fight on.

Indeed the popular Kildare fighter is back in camp training for his next bout and should be out as soon as July.

There were concerns the 36-year-old Australian-based light-middleweight would retire post his defeat to rising Down Under name Tim Tszyu in March.

The reverse was ‘The Hurricane’s’ third on the bounce [although the Jaime Munguia reverse still remains severely controversial] and the second consecutive stoppage defeat.

In the immediate aftermath, Hogan had suggested he had a decision to make. Some suggested, that with nothing more to prove and with a seat at top of the DDP promotional table secured, the two-time two-weight world title challenger would hang the up.

However, with a world title shot seemingly out of reach, there was still one more dream to be realized, Hogan expressed a desire to fight on home soil before he called it day.

Promoters DDP held positive talks with Spike O’Sullivan and that has been explored as a massive homecoming option, but the Cork fighter is hoping to push for a world title shot at 154lbs before considering an all Irish clash.

Not to mention the fact the fight would need a sizable crowd to make it worthwhile for both fighters, means any meeting could only happen next year at the earliest. TV may also be a requirement considering both have attracted six-figure purses in recent times.

Regardless of the ‘Spike’ scenario, Hogan is fighting on and is training for a fight.

No official details of the return have been released but Hogan has confirmed he is in training for a July fight date.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com