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  • Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan predictions for world title eliminator on Wednesday, March 31
  • Tszyu KO’d Jeff Horn in 2020
  • Hogan is a 3 x world title challenger
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Dan Hunter 31 Mar 2021
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Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan Tips


Rising Australian boxing star Tim Tszyu takes on Ireland’s three-time world title challenger Dennis Hogan in a virtual world title eliminator on Wednesday, March 31. The son of Kostya Tszyu, the Russian who became an Australian citizen and an Aussie boxing icon, Tim Tszyu has some very big shoes to fill, but he’s unbeaten in 17 fights and ranked in the world’s top-3 by the IBF and WBO. 

Dennis Hogan is a skillful boxer and an extremely tough customer. In 2019 he lost a controversial majority decision to the heavy handed Jaime Munguia in a WBO light middleweight title fight, and later that year Hogan jumped up to middleweight and challenged WBC champion Jermall Charlo at short notice, lasting into the seventh against one of boxing’s most devastating punchers. 

This could be the toughest test of Tim Tszyu’s career thus far, but one he will pass with flying colors. I’m looking at Tszyu to dominate Hogan from the opening bell, staying in the pocket and throwing consistently hard shots from all angles to force a stoppage by the fifth round. 

  • Tszyu is 17-0 as a pro
  • Tszyu is ranked IBF no.3 & WBO no.2
  • Hogan is 28-3-1
  • Hogan ranked 10th by the WBC

Head to Head


This will be the first time that Tim Tszyu and Dennis Hogan will share a ring, either as professionals, amateurs or sparring partners. What’s more, despite the fact that Hogan has boxed the bulk of his professional fights in Australia, because he began his career as a super middleweight and worked his way down to super welterweight, he and Tszyu haven’t shared any common opponents.

Tim Tszyu Form & Stats


26-year old Tim Tszyu (17-0-0, 13 KOs) is the son of two-time junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu. Kostya Tszyu was a highly rated Russian amateur who chose to make Australia his home base when he turned professional. Revered for his explosive punching power, Tszyu would go on to become one of the greatest ever 140-pounders, along with Julio Cesar Chavez and Ricky Hatton. 

The new Tszyu certainly has star quality, and ring announcers have taken to calling him “our next superstar.” A pro since 2016, Tszyu has looked increasingly impressive in his fights, answering the challenges brought about by tougher opposition. 

In 2019, Tszyu took apart the one-time highly rated Denton Vassell of the UK in two rounds. He followed that up with a ten round decision over fellow Australian prospect Dwight Ritchie, and last August Tszyu proved he was for real, stopping former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn in eight one-sided rounds.

At 5’9” and 154 lbs, Tim Tszyu is two inches taller and two weight classes heavier than his father. While Tszyu doesn’t have the explosive hitting power his dad had, he hits pretty hard nevertheless. In his most recent outing in December, Tszyu knocked out New Zealander Bowyn Morgan in the first round, finishing Morgan off with a booming overhand right. 

Dennis Hogan Form & Stats


36-year-old Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) had an extensive amateur career of more than 150 bouts before turning professional in 2011, basing himself in Australia. 

In 2015, after going unbeaten in his first twenty-three fights (22-0-1), Hogan challenged Germany’s Jack Culcay for the WBA interim super welterweight title but lost a unanimous decision. Hogan stayed busy and in 2019, landed another title shot, this time against WBO light middleweight champion, the fearsome 22-year-old Mexican Jaime Munguia. 

The 6’ tall, hard-hitting Munguia was expected to make short work of the ageing, 5’8” Hogan, but instead the Irishman gave the champion the fight of his life. Munguia himself later said that coming out for the twelfth he believed the fight was probably even, so he went all out to win the final round, ultimately securing the win. However, many at ringside and watching on television believed that Hogan had been robbed. 

Eight months later, Hogan was given a surprise crack at the WBC middleweight title held by another dangerous puncher in Jermall Charlo. Once again, Hogan was 4” shorter than the 6’ tall Charlo and he struggled to get past his opponent’s long left jab and powerful straight right, and was eventually TKO’d in the seventh round. That was Hogan's most recent outing. 

Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan FAQ

When is the Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan fight taking place?

Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan takes place at 11:00PM (AEDT) on Wednesday, March 31

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Verdict

Dennis Hogan will be Tim Tszyu’s most experienced opponent yet, and the Irishman has only been beaten by world-class fighters in title shots. This will be Tszyu’s chance to show that he too is a genuine world-class fighter.

I believe that Tszyu is indeed an elite fighter, and with his good looks and exciting style, may soon become an international boxing star. He will take a step closer to achieving that by putting on his best display yet, stopping Dennis Hogan in five rounds with his trademark pressure tactics and relentless power punching.

Best Bet: Tim Tszyu Winner @-588.24 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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