Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan goes down on Wednesday, March 31st with Tszyu being listed as a heavy favorite.
- Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan goes Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 4 AM ET
- Who emerges with the WBO Global super welterweight championship?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Tim Tszyu and Dennis Hogan will test skills at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Tszyu vs Hogan broadcasts on Main Event in Australia with North American platform details still being figured out.
The WBO Global super welterweight championship is on the line, here with the winner cementing themselves as the top contender for the WBO lineal belt in that weight class.
Odds below from FanDuel.
Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan Odds
Odds as of Mar. 29
Tszyu is already ranked number one by the WBO in this weight category and Hogan is a ranked vet in his own right. WBO’s current champion Brian Castano looms large over this pivotal bout.
Tim Tszyu’s Path to WBO Gold
Tim Tszyu is the son of the legendary Kostya Tszyu and seems well on his way to carving out a similar world championship legacy that his father did.
Tszyu is riding a seventeen-fight winning streak and has yet to taste defeat as a professional pugilist.
This specific venue has direct significance to the Tszyu family. Kosta Tszyu garnered victories over the likes of Roger Mayweather and Calvin Grove across seven fights overall inside the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
While Tszyu scored a pair of notable victories amid the global pandemic (Jeff Horn in August and Bowyn Morgan in December specifically), his opponent Hogan did not have a single bout in 2020.
Dennis Hogan’s Aim to Get Back on Track
While Dennis Hogan has faced elite caliber competition, he is still looking to rebound from back-to-back losses.
His defeat to then WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia in April 2019 was a widely polarizing decision whereby many spectators thought Hogan should have gotten the nod.
Hogan’s last outing saw him move up in weight and vie for the WBC middleweight championship where he was halted by Jermall Charlo in December 2019.
There is a ten-year age gap between these two combatants as Tszyu vs Hogan pits a 26-year-old against a 36-year-old, respectively.
Tszyu has stoppage victories across his last three prizefights and has a knockout rate of 77 percent overall.
While Hogan’s stoppage rate is admittedly low, he is a crafty and multi-faceted boxer who can give fits to fighters who don’t enter the ring with a varied approach and an ability to adapt.
Tszyu vs Hogan Tale of the Tape
|Dwight Ritchie, Bowyn Morgan, Jeff Horn||Significant Wins||Tyrone Brunson, Yao Yi Ma, Yuki Nonaka|
In the end, I see Tim Tszyu getting his hand raised when Tszyu vs Hogan goes down. This contest is scheduled for ten rounds, but I do not see this contest encroaching towards the final bell.
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I think there’s good value to be found in pursuing prop bets on this bout not going the distance and also on Tim Tszyu winning via TKO or KO.
Pick: Tim Tszyu (-850)
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