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Kildare's Dennis Hogan secures world title shot after impressive display Down Under

The Irishman defeated Jamie Weetch of Wales to set-up a world title challenge against Jaime Munguia next year.

Hogan will now prepare for the crunch fight against Jaime Munguia.
Hogan will now prepare for the crunch fight against Jaime Munguia.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

IRELAND’S DENNIS HOGAN remains on target for a shot at the WBO World light-middleweight title next year following a unanimous decision victory in Australia.

The Kildare man defeated Jamie Weetch of Wales in comprehensive style, with the final scorecards reading 117-111, 118-110, 119-109 in Hogan’s favour.

The result sees him defend his WBO Inter-Continental title while also collecting the IBF Pan-Pacific title in Brisbane.

With his mandatory status already confirmed, Hogan now remains on course to challenge Mexican Jaime Munguia next year, with March being mooted as a potential date for the clash.

Hogan has been the WBO’s top contender for the title since August, but was overlooked by Munguia and team when the 22-year-old made his second defence against American Brandon Cook on the Canelo-GGG II undercard in Las Vegas in September. 

Hogan has now defeated four WBO top-15-ranked opponents en route to his number-one contender slot, following his win over Weetch.

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Source: Heineken Rugby Weekly on The42/SoundCloud

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