Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (22-0-1, 7 KOs) says he’s ready to make the most of his opportunity against defending interim WBA World Light Middleweight Champion “Golden Jack” Culcay.
Hogan, of Queensland via Kildare, Ireland, will face Germany’s Culcay on Saturday, December 5, at Inselparkhalle, in Hamburg. Culcay will be making the first defense of his title he won in May of this year.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity, these don’t come along very often so I have to make sure and do the business,” said an enthusiastic Hogan.
Hogan will be looking to become Queensland’s third world champion, behind Robbie Peden and Michael Katsidis. In his four-year pro career, he has already held the WBA-NABA USA Super Welterweight, WBA Oceania Super Welterweight and Australian Middleweight Titles.
“My opponent is a very good boxer and will be a tough test no doubt,” said Hogan of champion Culcay, “but I feel I will have a different style to what he is used to and that will help me pull of a big upset on December 5.”
Hogan was born in Ireland, but has lived the past five years in Australia.
“Dennis is not only fighting to win his first world championship, but also to become a star in his homeland and in his adopted home of Australia,” said his co-promoter, Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions (along with Adam Wilcock of FightCard Promotions). “He is training harder than he ever has to make this dream come true.”