Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan Preview March 31, 2021
There’s a big domestic fight in Newcastle, Australia this Wed. March 31 as unbeaten Tim Tszyu will be taking on Ireland’s Dennis Hogan for the Tszyu’s WBO Global Super Welterweight Title. Tszyu last fought in December when he stopped Bowyn Morgan in the first round to defend his WBO Global and IBF Australasian Super Welterweight crowns. Hogan hasn’t fought since December, 2019 when he was stopped in the seventh round by Jermall Charlo in a shot at the WBC Middleweight Title.
Tszyu vs Hogan Betting Odds
- Dennis Hogan +500
- Tim Tszyu -800
The Tszyu name is well known in Australia as Tim is the son of former world champion Kostya Tszyu. The 26-year-old climbs into the ring with a perfect mark of 17-0 with 13 Kos. He’s just under 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 72-inch and possesses better-than-average power with an impressive current knockout ratio of 76.5 per cent.
He’s boxed just 75 rounds since making his pro debut in 2016 and has also captured the interim WBA Oceania, WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental, and Australian Super Welterweight Titles since turning pro. Tszyu’s first step up in class came in August, 2020 when he stopped former world champion Jeff Horn in the seventh round.
Tszyu hasn’t faced any other legitimate world contenders as of yet. So far he’s beaten the likes of Wade Ryan, Jack Brubaker, Ruben Webster, Larry Siwu, Denton Vassell, Joel Camilleri and the late Dwight Ritchie. He’s arguably taking a step backward against Hogan, who’s now 36 years old, has lost his last two fights and has been out of action for 15 months.
Although Hogan hails from Kildare, Ireland, he resides in Australia. He surprised a lot of people with his excellent outing against Jaime Munguia in April, 2019 in a shot at the WBO Super Welterweight Title but fell just short in that fight. He then took on Charlo eight months later and was stopped. Hogan’s boxed 233 rounds since making his pro debut in 2011 and has captured the IBF Pan Pacific and WBO Intercontinental Junior Middleweight Titles since then.
Hogan enters the contest with a mark of 28-3-1 with just 7 Kos to his name so it’s evident he doesn’t possess much in the way of power with a current knockout ratio of 21.9 per cent. He’s 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 68.5-inch wingspan so he’s giving up 3.5-inches in reach to Tszyu. Hogan’s other pro loss came to Jack Culcay via a unanimous decision in December of 2015 while his draw was a five round affair with Edmund Eramiha in 2011.
Hogan reportedly fought over 150 times as an amateur in Ireland and has won several other regional titles since turning pro. These include the Australia – Queensland State Super Middleweight Title, the Australia – Queensland State Middleweight Title and the Australian Middleweight crown. He’s also captured the Celtic Nations, WBA Oceania, WBA-NABA USA , WBO Oriental, and WBO Intercontinental Junior Middleweight Titles. His biggest wins have been over Jimmy Kelly, Yuki Nonaka, Kenny Abril, Tyrone Brinson, Robbie Bryant and Nathan Carroll.
Tszyu is by no means his father at this stage of his career and he’s not going to become very well known across the globe unless he starts taking on better opposition, no disrespect to Hogan. Tszyu has speed and power and Hogan is a solid pro who’ll give it a good shot. I’m expecting Tszyu to win a hard-fought battle though.
Tszyu has youth, speed and power on his side.
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