The boxing match between Tim Tszyu (17-0, 13 KO) and Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KO) is scheduled for March 31, 2021 in Australia, but the exact location has yet to be announced. They will fight at a junior middleweight, a boxing division filled with talented boxers.
The scheduled fight has been confirmed on the social media pages of both fighters, also indicating that more details will be announced later. Tszyu, who is regarded as Australia’s boxing prodigy at age 26, is making his way to the contest at 154 pounds, following a one-sided beating of former welterweight champion Jeff Horn last August, and ending his year with a first-round beating of Bowyn Morgan on December 16.
Tszyu has high hopes that he could land a WBO title fight, if not for Patrick Teixeira, who is set to make his mandatory defense against Brian Castano on February 13, so he was left with no choice but to keep busy and take the risk of facing a solid opponent for the moment.
“I don’t see it the way others see it,” Tszyu said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. “For me, this is not a big gamble.”
“When I go to fight for that world title, I go there to win it, not to be a participant and just compete, so this fight against Dennis Hogan is the perfect preparation.”
Tszyu also emphasizes the fact that every fight for him is a huge step forward, every fight is a fight that he must win and that if he wants to be a world champion, he has to destroy whoever crosses his path, and right now, he believe, that’s Hogan.
Hogan remains best known for his controversial decision loss to Jaime Munguia in April 2019 in Monterrey, Mexico. It was a fight that could easily have seen him win on points, but the judges’ scorecards said otherwise. Many boxing experts, who followed and watched the fight, believed that Hogan had won on points.
“I know I won the fight. I know it in my heart and soul,” Hogan said in a post-fight interview. “We came here (to Mexico) in good faith. Without disrespecting anyone here, other than the people who wrote it down and allowed this decision to pass. This is bad for boxing, bad for me.”
“He’s a great fighter, but I knew in his eyes, I knew he was losing. I was acting desperate. They tried to take the future from my family, and I will fight hard to get it back.”
This was followed by his less-discussed fight in December 2019, when he was dominated by Jermall Charlo, while moving up to middleweight. Charlo, who is the undefeated middleweight champion when the two met in the ring, was simply too big and too powerful for Hogan.
Tszyu shouldn’t take Hogan lightly because he can be a huge problem inside the ring. Anyone paired up against him must make sure they have a good camp, or be well prepared because otherwise Hogan is the type of guy who can turn into a headache.
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