Photos: Sumio Yamada
Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) walked through the resistance of Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) and stopped him in round seven on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
After going the distance in his previous two bouts, Charlo vowed to finish Hogan early and he did. Charlo dropped Hogan with an uppercut early in round four, but Hogan gamely survived Charlo’s furious follow-up. Charlo continued to stalk Hogan and in round seven he floored Hogan again with a lead left hook to end it. Time was :28.
“The middleweight division is wide open,” said Charlo afterward. “I’m the WBC champion. I’m going to enjoy this and spend time with my team. I’m here to fight whoever. You have to make the right decisions and do it at the right time. That’s what it’s all about.”