World Title Challenger to link up with Celtic Warriors

Corduff’s Celtic Warriors Gym has been nicknamed by many as Europe’s Wildcard Gym, with Packie Collins fulfilling the role of Freddie Roach. It has now emerged that the Dublin 15 gym will have a new addition for the coming weeks with Australia-based Kildare man, Dennis Hogan, joining the team in preparation for his potentially life-changing next fight.

Hogan [22(7)-0-1] is the current NABA light middleweight champion, and travels to Germany to challenge for Jack Culcay’s WBA interim title on September 26th at the Max Schmeling Hall in Berlin. Ecudar-born Culcay [20(10)-1(0)], is a former World amateur champion, and is by far the toughest test of ‘Hurricane’ Hogan’s career. However, with the world class sparring he can now avail of in the Celtic Warriors Gym, Hogan will be more than confident of scoring an upset.

Joe O'Neill

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