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Hogan change in opponent hasn’t changed my focus or attitude

THE Australian title is no longer on the line, his opponent has downgraded from significant test to last minute replacement, but Dennis Hogan remains highly motivated ahead of his clash in Queensland tomorrow.

Hogan is on the verge of announcing a big fight, indeed the Australian middleweight champion suggests may have defended the domestic title for the last time and he doesn’t want any mishaps to scupper his future plans.

Not to mention ‘The Hurricane’ wants to look for for the camera’s on the FOX Sports broadcast card.

“What can you do only get focused on the job at hand,” Hogan told Irish-boxing.com when he was asked about the late change of opponent.

“There will be no complacency what so ever. The fact it’s still televised, which great for exposure and for my sponsors. TV doesn’t consciously effect me but I do seem to box better when the cameras are on me so that’s a plus!!

“If I am honest it was very disappointing not defending the title and we were going to pull the fight and look to defend on another card, but we were locked. Also my training and sparring had been a great build up so the promoter worked very hard to get me a fight and I am glad because I’m mentally and physically peaking.

“There will be no talk of my next fight until after this one is done, but we have big opportunities knocking on the door at the minute and we will grab the best one possible. It’s exciting. We feel we’re done with the domestic scene now, so onward and upward!”

The 29 year old middleweight will be expected David Galvin (6-10-3) in Oz tomorrow, but he predicts the Australian will be keen to take a scalp and put in a shift as a result.

“Galvin has pulled off a few good wins over his career. He’s had he’s losses too most of them were in close fights. They say you learn more from your losses so I can see him coming at me with everything and that will make for a very entertaining fight.”


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