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Dennis Hogan moves into World title contention

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Following his impressive win over Samuel Colomban, Dennis Hogan has re-entered the World rankings of one of the four major sanctioning bodies.

The Kildare man challenged for the WBA interim belt last year, and is now looking to maneuver himself up the WBO ladder.

Hurricane Hogan enters the WBO light middleweight rankings at #11 following his Oriental title win. The Kilcullen fighter has 154lbs World title aspirations and will hope to secure fights against fellow ranked fighters in the near future. Possibilities include former champ Liam Williams (#8), whom he was close to agreeing a clash with in the Summer, as well as the winner of the upcoming all-British bout between Liam Williams (#3) and Ahmet Patterson (#14)

The WBO light middleweight Top 15 in full are:
1. Demetrius Andrade (WBO Internantional Champion) – USA
2. Miguel Cotto – Puerto Rico
3. Liam Williams – UK
4. Stephan Horvath (WBO European Champion) – Czechia
5. Antonio Margarito (NABO Champion) – Mexico
6. Yuki Nonaka – Japan
7. Sirimongkol Singwancha – Thailand
8. Liam Smith – UK
9. Austin Trout – USA
10. Virgilijus Stapulionis – Lithuania
11. Dennis Hogan (WBO Oriental Champion) – Ireland
12. Ricardo Ruben Villalba (WBO Latino Champion) – Argentina
13. Tony Harrison – USA
14. Ahmet Patterson – UK
15. Erickson Lubin – USA

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie