Experienced Former World Title Challenger Next for Dennis Hogan [28(7)-4(2)-1] has confirmed he will return to the ring on November 17.
The two-weight world title challenger takes on the experienced and battle-hardened Tommy Browne [42(18)-7(3)-2] on the undercard of recent opponent Tim Tszyu’s ranking title fight with Takeshi Inoue.
A date or venue has yet to be confirmed for the fight night but it’s understood it will be a sizable TV event that Hogan vs Browne will figure prominently on.
There were concerns the 36-year-old Australian-based light-middleweight would retire post his defeat to rising Down Under name Tszyu in March.
The reverse was ‘The Hurricane’s’ third on the bounce [although the Jaime Munguia reverse still remains severely controversial] and the second consecutive stoppage defeat.
In the immediate aftermath, Hogan had said he had a decision to make. Some suggested, that with nothing more to prove and with a seat at top of the DDP promotional table secured, the two-time two-weight world title challenger would hang the up.
Tszyu vs Inoue fight card
- Tim Tszyu vs Takeshi Inoue
- Wade Ryan vs Ben Mahoney
- Joel Camilleri vs Wes Capper
- Dennis Hogan vs Tommy Browne
However, with a world title shot seemingly out of immediate reach, there was still one more dream to be realized, Hogan expressed a desire to fight on home soil before he called it day.
Promoters DDP held positive talks with Spike O’Sullivan and that has been explored as a massive homecoming option, but the Cork fighter is hoping to push for a world title shot at 154lbs before considering an all Irish clash.
Not to mention Browne has to be navigated first. The 37-year-old comes to the ring with plenty of experience and over 40 wins to his name and comes into this particular fight on a run of form.