Rumours of a possible show in Kildare is music to the ears of Dennis Hogan [25(7)-1(0)-1], and if the ‘Hurricane’ was to come home and fight in Ireland for the first time as a pro he has the ideal dancing partner in mind.
The Brisbane-based World-ranked light middleweight has fought most of his career Down Under, as well as challenging for the WBA interim belt in Germany and picking up a few decent wins in America. Most recently Hogan defended his WBO Oriental belt for the first time against dangerous Taiwanese boxer Yao Yi Ma.
Ranked #8 by the organistation, Hogan would jump at the chance to fight in Ireland, and particularly his home county of Kildare. As well as wanting a homecoming, the Kilcullen boxer has stressed his desire to face higher-ranked opponents, and would love the chance to kill two birds with one stone and fight WBO European champion Stepan Horvath.
Horvath [17(7)-5(4)] hails from the Czech Republic, is ranked #4 by the WBO, and has been stopped by Chris Eubank Jr, Liam Williams, and Frank Buglioni.
Talking to Irish-Boxing.com about news of a possible show in Kildare that could involve Eric Donovan, Hogan described how “if there is a show in Kildare I would be there in a heartbeat if the promoter wants it, it does make sense.”
“Maybe I could fight WBO European champion Stepan Horvath. I know Kildare boxing fans would fill any venue out.”