DENNIS Hogan is a step closer to a second world title shot after making weight last night.
Hogan, 32, and Nonaka, 39, both weighed inside the light middleweight limit, with the Brisbane-based Irishman tipping the scales at 69.60 kilograms. Meanwhile, the WBO #7 world rated Nonaka weighed in at a trim 69.70 kilograms and looked in tremendous physical condition.
Nonaka (31-8-3, 10 KOs) hasn’t lost in eight years, in a stretch that has spanned across 13 fights, including an impressive six defences of his Japanese light middleweight throne.
Since suffering his lone career defeat against Jack Culcay in 2015, Hogan (25-1-1, 7 KOs) has won three consecutive fights, including one defence of his WBO affiliated regional title.
Weights from Brisbane:
Dennis Hogan 69.60 ✅
Yuki Nonaka 69.70 ✅ pic.twitter.com/B9cCd2A1EA
— Aus-Boxing.com (@ausboxing) October 14, 2017
Dennis Hogan 69.60 vs. Yuki Nonaka 69.70
WBO Oriental light middleweight title
Alex Leapai 110.70 vs. Thomas Peato 105.50
Rohan Murdock 78.70 vs. Said Mbelwa 78.40
“It’s Time” will be broadcast live on Epicentre.TV for $9.95, beginning at 7:00pm (AEST).
Photo: Katherine O’Malley