Dennis Hogan and his team are loving Jermall Charlo’s attitude ahead of the pair’s WBC world title fight in New York tonight..
The American has taken every opportunity to let people know he will look to register devastating knockout win at the Barclays Center.
The WBC middleweight title holder has promised a one-sided show and his team and TV Network Showtime seem confident he will emerge victorious in Brooklyn.
Indeed, there has been moments in the build up where a possible Charlo and Chris Eubank Jr fight – who fights former Andy Lee for Matt Korobov on the undercard – has been discussed, suggesting that it is a bout PBC and Showtime want to build.
It’s a little disrespectful to Hogan, but certainly doesn’t upset the fighter or his team. Indeed, talk of knockouts and future fights is music to the Kildare native’s ears.
“We love when fighters who Dennis is facing talk about what’s next,” Paul Keegan of DDP Sports told Irish-boxing.com.
“I knew Charlo was looking past Dennis when we did the press conference in October. He looked liked he had no interest in being there, it was the same with Munguia, who spent the whole press conference talking about Canelo and look what happened there.”
Keegan also laughed off the constant knockout talk from Charlo.
DDP’s front man points out Hogan’s chin history stands up with the best of them and wonders how the confident defending champion will feel when the former light middleweight world title challenger is still there as the fight progresses.
“Dennis is the toughest fighter I know,” Keegan adds emphatically.
“He has never been down not even once. In round five or six when Dennis is standing in front of Charlo, how is he going to feel. That’s when frustration hits. Munguia crumbled in front of his home crowd because he had said Dennis was not even in his league. Charlo is using the same language and that’s a great for us.”
Keegan also points out Hogan goes into the fight confident and has a recent CV that suggests he has every right to believe ahead of the Showtime and Premier Sport-broadcast showdown.
“The big difference is Dennis belied he was at this level and after beating Munguia he now knows he is at this level,” he continued.
“Look at his last five opponents, they read like this: Yuki Nonaka world #7, Jimmy Kelly world #3, Jamie Weetch world #15, Jaimie Munguia world champion and Jermall Charlo world champ. That is something that doesn’t happen anymore in boxing. Every fight has been leading up to this.”