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McGregor rumour quashed as Hogan tells Spike to standby

Dennis Hogan [31(7)-4(2)-1]  has told Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan  [31(21)-5(4)] to stay by the phone.

The New IBO light middleweight world champion hints a fight offer will soon come the way of the Cork favourite.

The Australian-based Kildare man and the Dublin-trained Rebel have been linked over the years, with both stating at various stages, that they would make their first defence against the other if they won a world title.

That chatter has increased in volume since ‘The Hurricane’ defeated Sam Eggington to claim the IBO’s version of the light middleweight world title.

‘Spike’ has suggested some form of gentleman’s agreement exists between the veterans, while Hogan has made it clear he’d like to fight in Ireland next.

However, there have since been media reports claiming the reigning IBO world champion may offer Conor McGregor the chance to fight for the strap.

Irish-boxing.com is led to believe that isn’t the case, and that those reports stem from quotes attributed to the boxer’s new management well in advance of the Saturday’s Fox broadcast, No Limit promoted bout.

Not to mention, Hogan has taken to social media to assure Celtic Warrior Gym fighter, O’Sullivan he’ll be in touch re a dust-up very soon.

Since Saturday, Hogan has suggested he would like a homecoming fight and has his sights set on fighting in Ireland next.

O’Sullivan has been mentioned as the ideal opponent for that clash and the fight itself has been discussed as perfect for any Katie Taylor – Amanda Serrano Croke Park card.

If Taylor doesn’t fight in Ireland early in 2023, the well-traveled O’Sullivan has revealed he is willing to fly to Australia.


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