Tszyu stops Hogan in five rounds

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Undefeated WBO #1, IBF #3, WBC #11 light middleweight Tim Tszyu (18-0, 14 KOs) dominated and stopped WBC #10 Dennis Hogan (28-4-1, 7 KOs) in round five of a bout for the WBO global title on Wednesday night at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Tszyu stalked Hogan from the opening bell and progressively broke him down, especially to the body. In round five, Tszyu blasted Hogan to the canvas with an uppercut. Hogan beat the count, but after absorbing more punishment Hogan’s corner threw in the towel. Time was 2:29.

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    • One step at a time. Hogan was constantly moving backward pawing his arm punches and seemed to be in retreat mode most of the time making Tszyu really shine on his offense. However, Tsyzu needs more work on head movement as he stays stiff when he and Hogan were very close. My opinion. Have a great day today!

    • Zerafa is a Bendigo champion. He determined himself “king” after despising of a washed up Mundine after 1 round. lol. His time has come and gone. He isn’t quick. He’s durable. He isn’t world class, that’s for sure. He is as noted a Bendigo champion.

    • Fighting Zerafa would be a step backwards for Tim. He would get picked appart and stopped early imo..

  • Hogan beat Munguia but was robbed. No small feat. Tonight he was battered by a beast. The yanks will get on and ‘blah blah Aussies can’t do it at the top end of the business’. More often than not that’s true to be fair, but this kid has more than just a touch of his old man’s talent and killer instinct & he’ll be the cat amongst the pidgeons in the U.S. soon enough

  • Tszyu looked good, real good and I hope he eventually fights Munguia cause with his style and technique he will beat and maybe stop Munguia. Of course he’d need a stoppage cause the judges will find a way to steal the fight and give the decision to Munguia.

  • He was a bit wild in this fight but Tim can fight. What about a step up to someone like Tony Harrison next?

  • I’D LIKE TO SEE TIM GO AFTER ERICKSON LUBIN… LUBIN IS 23-1 AND SHOULD BE HIS NEXT STEP UP… HE’S A COUPLE NOTCHES HIGHER THAN TIM IN THE RING MAGAZINE RANKINGS AND THAT SHOULD BE HIS NEXT FIGHT… THAT’S THE WAY YOU BECOME CHAMPION… GO GET HIM TIM…. IT’S YOUR TIME…. TAKE A WEEK OFF AND BACK IN THE GYM… YOU CAN DO IT… I’M ROOTING FOR YOU…. AND THIS IS CHIPPERRRRRRRRRRR

  • A while ago probably most people were wondering if Tszyu is just another Chavez Jr. But he is actually proving he a dedicated boxer with a good pressure style and good boxing skills with a good future.

  • I really like Tim ….he’s got the same ” kill ” as his Dad but ………. he can deliver but can he receive,that’s the unanswered question at this stage,hopefully yes as the World is at his feet !!

  • Tim just keeps getting better his body shots wear out his opponents a winning formula just needs to keep his hands up a real champ may tag him but he’s proving to be the real deal great to see the great Tszyu name in the headlines

  • Hogan talking all about how he’s gonna best Tszyu and one day Tszyu will be champion but he will lose to Hogan first. Smdh.

  • Another positive step in the right direction for Tszyu. Next, I would like to see Tszyu fight Jeison Rosario or Hurd.

  • Of course Tim looked good at the end when Dennis was more or less both physically and mentally broken down. Tim seems to be terribly strong, good pressure, superb patience initially and he is slowly getting everything together.
    Tim is ranked as No.3 by Boxrec in front of names like Erislandy Lara, Erickson Lubin, Liam Smith, Jarrett Hurd, Tony Harrison and so on.
    I now think the greatest challenge to Tims team is not to be overconfident.
    He needs to improve certain things further, especially in his defense, to become and stay as a champ over the years.
    Right now I think some of the sharp, fast hands, technically skilled and often tall Americans will be his biggest problems.
    Wish him the best.

  • I just caught the highlights of each round, but Tszyu looked impressive. I didn’t like some of his wild swings but his left hook to the body took all the starch out of Hogan. His stiff jab to body and head set up his punches and kept Hogan on the retreat all night.

    I thought Hogan beat Munguia, but he had no chance against Tszyu. Tszyu just plowed through him and landed punches to body and head. Hogan slipped many of the head shots, but the body shots had him letting his guard down.

    A great win for Tszyu. He is a work in progress on defense as he still doesn’t move his head much but so far he hasn’t met an opponent who can dent his chin. He should be featured on a big fight card with a contender as his next opponent. Lubin, Hurd or Rosario would be big tests for him. Hurd starts slowly and is easy to hit. Rosario would probably be the most dangerous in terms of punching power. Lubin is solid but no world beater. Against Munguia, it would be bombs away, but I don’t see Munguia signing up to meet him.

    I like the way Tszyu has progressed and is now showing what he can do. His dad, Kostya, was one of my favorite fighters in his prime. Unfortunately, his lack of head movement is also reminiscent of his dad’s style. His ceiling is high and I look forward to his next fight against a name in the super welterweight division, hopefully on one of the channels carried worldwide.

  • I see many people jumping into the th Tszyu wagon with his win over Hogan. Not so fast!….. the kid needs a lot of adjustments on his flawed defense that a smart and a heavy handed boxer could expose. Hogan landed clean, but he is puffy handed. Overall I believe Tszyu deserves an A for his performance though.

  • Just finished watching this. I thought the first 2 or 3 rounds were a tad more competitive than I was led to believe. Tszyu was just picking up steam as time went on though, and was just beginning to streamroll Hogan. Thought Tszyu was missing an awful lot to the head. The body shots played a huge role in breaking Hogan down.

    Not sure what Tszyu vs. some of the top guys in that division would look like (Harrison, Williams, Lubin, Charlo). I could see a guy like Williams countering the crap out of Tszyu and his reckless swinging. “Course, Tim can clearly punch, and neither Harrison, Wlliams, or Lubin have rock-solid chins. I think I would get another couple fights under Tim’s belt before throwing him in with one of those guys if I was managing him. A lot of talent there, but still things to work on.

    It’s kind of a deja vu thing watching Tim Tszyu. The guy is pretty much a clone of his old man.

  • Wow, Tszyu beat Hogan worse than Jermall Charlo did. Based on this performance, I would say a fight between Tszyu and Jermell Charlo is a 50/50 fight. Timophey is getting better and stronger. His boxing is on point as well, and his power is too. He doesn’t need to waste his time with domestic battles with the likes of Michael Zerafa. His team needs to start moving him towards the world title shot sooner rather than later. He’s definitely ready now.

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