DENNIS Hogan claims only a fool would under estimate the punching power of Tyrone Brunson ahead of his fight with the American on Friday night.
After taking Australia by storm ‘The Hurricane’ is ready to leave his mark Stateside and takes on the fighter with 19 first round knockouts from 20 KO wins live on CBS.
Such a record suggests there is not extra padding in Brunson’s gloves, but there have been suggestions his record is padded. A number of ‘Philly Taxi’ drivers are said to be among the 30 years old victims, but Hogan is taking nothing for granted.
The Australian based Kildare, who is ranked in the IBF top 10 and could push in the WBA rankings if he claims the NABA USA belt up for grabs on Friday, is confident he can take what Brunson has to offer, but is respectful of the American’s power.
“19 first round Ko’s is an unbelievable record. If you can’t take seriously you should not be in the sport of boxing. There is serious power there, but I fancy my defence a lot. I am always watching and I am always moving and I think It is very hard to catch me and I have a great chin. But he has power and he knows how to finish a fight,” Hogan stated.
“I boast power too. I have a lot of power in these hands and as soon as I get in against someone and the let them feel it there game plan changes immediately.”
It is a massive opportunity for the Oceanic light middleweight champion to impress Stateside and progress his career further and he believes that is what he is going to do.
“I just feel preperation has been right and throughout my life in boxing I have learnt what I need to be victorious. I don’t really worry about my opponent I worry about what I have to do. I haven’t looked to much at Brunson, that is the way I approach fights. I never under estimate an opponent, but I go into every fight confident I can win. I think the two styles will make for an explosive fight, but an explosive fight I will win.”