Ireland a possibility for Munguia-Hogan


Dennis Hogan has confirmed that Ireland is an option for a WBO light middleweight world title fight between himself and champion Jamie Munguia should the Mexican retain his title tonight. 

As mandatory for the strap, ‘The Hurricane’ is next in line for whoever emerges victorious from the Munguia v Takeshi Inoue world title fight in Houston in a few hours time. 

However, so confident are Team Hogan that the champion will make a successful third defence of the strap against another ‘hand picked’ opponent that they have already contacted Golden Boy about making the fight with Munguia.

DDP Sports, the Kildare man’s promoters, have held preliminary talks with the massive American outfit and hope to ramp things up post the weekend.

On the table already are three options and one of them is bringing the world title fight to Ireland.

The Brisbane-based Lilywhite has always stated he wanted to win the title Down Under – and a double header with Jeff Horn has been mooted – and make his first defence in Ireland, with his team believing Spike O’Sullivan to be an ideal foe.

However, it now seems Hogan and DDP are open to bringing Munguia and a massive fight night to Ireland.

“My team have already contacted Golden Boy,” Hogan told Irish-boxing.com.

“There are three options on the table. One – the fight is in the States, I’d love New York or Boston. Two – the fight is here in Brisbane and we do a huge show. Or three – why not do the fight in Ireland?”

“Golden Boy have Spike and Jason [Quigley] on their books so why not have their Mexican champion fight an Irish guy in Ireland.”

While some would suggest Ireland is the least appealing option for Golden Boy, there has been talk of them planning an Irish show of late.

By all accounts they want to bring Jason Quigley, Spike, and Aaron McKenna home for a 2019 fight date and a Hogan world title fight could dovetail into this.

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Jonny Stapleton

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