By Tré Berry III🖊️
On Saturday, December 7th, we will see the return of unbeaten WBC Middleweight Titlist 🇺🇸Jermall “Hitman” Charlo (29-0-0, 21KO👊) and he will be accompanied in the ring by quality Irish contender 🇮🇪Dennis Hogan (28-2-1, 7KO👊), who has moved up from the Super-Welterweight division in pursuit of taking on this big opportunity at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC.
These days, Dennis Hogan resides in 🇦🇺Queensland, Australia and his plane ride back from his last fight in Mexico against then-WBO Super-Welterweight Titlist 🇲🇽Jaime Munguia was a frustrating one, as he and many onlookers felt that Hogan had done enough to win a decision, for him to obtain his first World Title belt, but with questionable scoring, he left empty-handed. One could say that him getting the immediate opportunity to fight Charlo for some version of a Title is a good consolation prize for what had taken place back in April of 2019 against Hogan, and this time, Hogan wants to really make an imprint in defeating what will be his best opponent of his career in the man nicknamed “Hitman”.
Jermall Charlo is one who fits into the category of being a big time talent who is somewhat stuck when it comes to his options of who he can fight at the top-level. At one point, he stood as a #1 mandatory challenger in the WBC for a chance to fight Middleweight Champion of the World ♛🇲🇽Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, that is until WBC President 🕴️Mauricio Sulaiman rolled out the “WBC Franchise” conundrum (we’ve touched on that subject a couple of weeks back), which eliminated the mandatory obligations for Jermall to get the fight while somehow elevating him to WBC Champion. He is also blocked off from getting the big fights due to not being a big draw on the revenue scale to entice some of the major players at and surrounding the division to fight him. All things factored, the 29 year old Houston native can only fight the best that’s available to him at this present time.
Hogan is one of the better fighters that Charlo could fight right now, so it’s a good enough match-up to keep an eye on. Charlo’s last appearance was back on June 29th, where he fought a game, slick defensive boxer in 🇺🇸Brandon “Bones” Adams, in a fight that went the distance and yielded a Unanimous Decision ruling from the judges. Prior to that, Charlo had a competitive dust-up with former amateur World Champion 🇷🇺Matvey Korobov, so at this point, there’s nothing more that Charlo wants to do than to put together a dominant, eye catching performance against Dennis Hogan this Saturday to try and boost his profile to lure some of the other big time Middleweights into his 🛰️orbit, but he will have to deal with an upset-minded, tough challenger in Hogan to do so, who is looking to officially break his way into the World Title picture.