Dennis Hogan Believes Charlo in Bad Head Space
December 7, WBC world middleweight champion Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (29-0, 21 KO’s) will defend his title against Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KO’s). Hogan fully realizes that when they lock horns at the Brooklyn Barclays Center, he is both the B-side and underdog.
“It comes down to a game plan and how you execute that. At the end of the day, it’s my gloves versus his gloves really, and what way we throw them. So we’ll have the better plan […] even with all the rest of the attributes we’ll have the game plan. We’re ready to beat him.” ~Dennis Hogan
Strangely enough, this is almost exactly how he wants it to be. Ask Hogan, the heavy-handed Texan has his head so high in the clouds that he is inadequately preparing for him. In the Hurricane’s mind, this will leave Charlo massively available for a quick upset.
“He either was giving the facade that he didn’t really care or else he really didn’t care, but either way it’s good for me because if he doesn’t care, he’s overlooking me. If he has to pretend that he doesn’t care, he’s not in the right head space. So either way, I’m looking at that as a positive.” ~Dennis Hogan
Earlier this year, Hogan challenged Jaime Munguia (34-0, 27 KO’s) for his WBO world super welterweight title. To the Irishman’s supreme chagrin, he landed on the wrong side of the controversial unanimous decision loss. Along with Hogan, the greater majority of the boxing world feels that he should have been awarded the win.
Luckily, his upcoming bout with Charlo has provided him the opportunity to immediately challenge for another belt. As is to be expected, Hogan has no intentions on squandering this fortuitous break. Along with finding solace in his own skillset, he is further comforted by his belief that his fellow Irishmen will come out in force to support him.
“Like I said, if we get the crowd there that I believe we will get, it will feel like a home fight for me for sure. Again, I’ve been at the Barclay’s Center a couple of times as well, so it’s familiar. So, it’s just about getting out there and doing what I do well.” ~Dennis Hogan
Only time will tell who actually earns the victory, but in any event, 3kingsboxing will be on hand to cover all the action and outcomes.
By: Bakari Simpson