Two Irish fighters on the up Down Under Dennis Hogan and Paddy Murphy face separate battles on the a ‘War Has Been Declared’ show in in Fortitude Stadium, Fortitude Valley, Queensland this Friday night.
“Hurricane” Hogan takes on “The English Hacksaw” Richard Hackney in the Co Feature over four rounds at Light Heavyweight.
Hogan (3-0-1) originally from Kildare, Ireland now resides in QLD will be fighting for the fifth time in Australia. In his last outing in August he defeated Moses Ioelu in a comprehensive points win. His opponent Richard Hackney (1-2-0) was born in the UK but now resides in New Zealand. 34 year old Hackney last fought in June where he stopped Richard Beniamina in 2 rounds.
Meanwhile welterweight Paddy Murphy will challenge a yet to be named opponent on in just his second pro bout on a card that also includes a QLD title fight between Jason Cooper and Matthew Sedan.
In other Irish related Australian boxing news ‘Irish Psycho’ Tony Bates is looking to add another victim to his record when he enters the ring for the third time on October 15.
The St Matthews graduate challenges Troy Glover in the Orion Function Centre, Campsie, New South Wales.
Elsewhere Belfast based Georgian Levan Ghvamichava (5-0) will fight Alex Perez 14-0 next Saturday on the Sergio Martinez-Darren Barker World title undercard in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The Gary Hyde managed star was struggling to tempt opponents to face him this side of the Atlantic, but now has the chance to display his talent on the under card of a massive American show.