- Charlo vs Hogan goes Saturday, December 7th at 9:00 pm EST
- Can Charlo retain his WBC title and maintain his spotless record?
- Can Hogan rebound from a failed title challenge in his last outing to now become world champion?
Jermall Charlo and Dennis Hogan vie for a highly coveted 160-pound world championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, this Saturday (Dec. 7, 9:00 PM ET). It’s one of multiple title bouts on a stacked night of prize fights.
Charlo is the unbeaten WBC middleweight world champion and defends against top-five middleweight Hogan. Charo has gone to the judges in back to back outings and seems like he’s hankering to get back to his knockout ways. He looks to do this against a pugilist in Hogan who has never been stopped as a pro.
Check out the odds for this bout and my analysis of the fight below.
Charlo vs Hogan Odds
Odds taken on Dec. 3.
The champ aiming for his second defense has the benefit of having a champion-caliber brother, Jermell. Speaking of family, Charlo also has a newly-born daughter that has been fuelling his efforts.
Though Hogan is ranked #5 by the WBC, he was a bit of an odd choice considering his last bout. He lost to WBO 154-pound champion Jaime Munguia. The defeat was controversial for sure but still a strange opponent for one of the hottest stars in modern Boxing.
There’s a certain level of pressure on Charlo to not just win but perform in some sort of highlight reel fashion against a seemingly outmatched opponent. Considering Charlo’s skillset, he has a great chance to generate a stoppage win of this magnitude.
Charlo Keeps the Train on the Tracks
The 29-year-old champion is already a phenom but. the scary thing is, he has likely not even entered his competitive prime yet. We could very well be awaiting the best years for Charlo despite how he has impressed already.
Hogan is a tougher test than the odds indicate, though. He is a durable former world-title challenger who has taken bouts from super welterweight through to light heavyweight. Presumably, Hogan would have a discernible size advantage but they had similar physical frames during recent media faceoffs.
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Though Hogan doesn’t have an impressive KO rate, he has an obvious level of defensive savvy. He dives in with some solid pot shots and has a respectable record, all things considered. He’s a fine prizefighter in his own right, but not someone fans are ecstatic about seeing Charlo in there with.
Though Charlo has been the mandatory WBC contender for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez at different times, the sanctioning body did not press to book either of those fights. The business aspects of Boxing have locked Charlo out of certain fights with Canelo being a bit of a golden goose who carries that A-Side negotiating weight to the table for fight negotiations.
Charlo vs Hogan Tale of the Tape
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Charlo held super welterweight gold for a couple years and moved to middleweight thereafter. Per recent media statements, Charlo feels like he has finally been filling into his frame as a middleweight at this camp. He’s gaining more confidence and assuming the role of middleweight champion on a physical stature level as well as on a mental fortitude level.
I see Charlo scoring a TKO victory inside of seven rounds.
Pick: Jermall Charlo (-1800)