Kildare light middleweight Dennis Hogan [22(7)-0-1] is aiming to jump into title contention at the weekend.
The Australian-based puncher faces Jack Culcay [20(10)-1(0)] on Saturday in Hamburg for the WBA interim title and a chance to become a top name in a wide-open division.
Hogan knows the size of this opportunity, and spoke to irish-boxing.com last week about how he plans to grab his chance.
The 30 year old revealed that “I’m confident and I believe I’ve done everything right, I can see myself with that belt and I believe that it will happen.”
On his preparations, the consummate professional noted that “I’m feeling really good. Mentally, physically, and in every other way. It’s all coming together.”
“I’ve trained harder for this fight, I’ve mentally allowed myself to train harder than I’ve ever done.”
Indeed Hogan was due to fight the Ecuadorian-German boxer back in September but the card was postponed due to undercard issues, a move that ‘Hurricane’ Hogan believes will work in his favour, explaining that “we were ready for this fight before, for September 26th, that was the best I’ve ever been, and now I’m gone to another level again.”