Rumours surfacing late Wednesday night suggest Dennis Hogan [28(7)-2(0)-1] will make it back to back world title fights and will challenge for a middleweight world title in December.
Many feel that the Kildare fighter should already be a world champion following his controversial clash with WBO light middleweight beltholder Jaime Munguia.
A rematch with the Golden Boy and Zanfer-promoted Mexican had looked likely after their dramatic fight in April. As the saga rumbled on, it then looked as though the pair would share top billing on a Golden Boy card in October but now it seems Hogan is to take a different route entirely.
Indeed, Hogan has had to move up in weight to get a second tilt.
‘The Hurricane’ was rumoured to box American starlet Erickson Lubin [21(16)-1(1)] in a WBC final eliminator as part of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series on Fox TV.
The winner of that rumoured fight was to get a shot a shot at the green belt which surprise champ Tony Harrison [28(21)-2(2)] is due to defend in a rematch versus Jermell Charlo [32(16)-1(0)] next.
However, it’s the other Charlo brother, Jermall Charlo the Kilcullen man is said to be facing next, as he makes the out of the blue move up to 160lbs to pursue his world title dream.
The well linked Mike Coppinger as well as many others are reporting Hogan will challenge ‘The Hit Man’ for his WBC middleweight world title on December 7 at the Barclays Centre, New York.
Charlo is undefeated in 29 fights and is a two weight world champ having previously held the IBF light middleweight title. The American was upgraded from WBC interim champion to champion after he defeated Brandon Adams in his home town of Houston earlier this Summer – and after Canelo Alvarez was given ‘Franchise Champion’ status by the beyond-parody governing body.
It would massive platform and opportunity for DDP Sport’s Hogan. The middleweight division, is stacked at present and winning the strap would allow the 34-year-old to call out names such as Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
Following a visit home to Ireland, the Lilywhite is now back in his adopted Brisbane at the beginnings of camp with coach Glenn Rushton.