Hogan’s Team Gives Brook A Warning
After more than a year away from the ring, Kell Brook appears to be back and ready to go. The 34-year-old is looking to take control of the boxing world once again, one step at a time. How would he fare against a fighter in Dennis Hogan?
Promotor Paul Keegan, who handles the business side of things for Hogan (28-3-1), dismissed the idea of Brook (39-2) being a challenge for Hogan. In fact, he told Irish-Boxing.com that Brook will want to hang it up after facing him.
“I did read that Kell Brooks camp would like to fight Dennis to gauge where they are at and it made me laugh,” Keegan stated, via Boxing Scene. “You don’t fight Dennis to gauge your next fight you fight Dennis Hogan if you want one last swansong and are hoping to retire straight after.”
Hogan is currently on a two-fight losing streak. He lost to Jaime Munguia for the WBO Super-Welterweight Title, ending his six-fight win streak. Going for more gold, The 35-year-old lost to Jermall Charlo back in December for the WBC Middleweight TItle. Following the loss, Hogan expressed his desire to return to the welterweight division for his next bout.
Brook, a former IBF Welterweight Champion, also went to the middleweight division for a brief moment. He lost to Gennadiy Golovkin via TKO in 2016. Almost a year later he lost to Errol Spence Jr. via KO. The injuries he suffered from those bouts forced him to take time off. He returned in February, beating Mark DeLuca via TKO in the seventh.
When it comes to the overall ability of Brook compared to Hogan, Keegan sees age and health as a factor regarding the outcome of a potential bout.
“Brook went twelve rounds with Michael Zerafa and looked very ordinary,” Keegan went on to say. “Dennis beats Michael Zerafa every day of the week so that might tell you where Brook is at in my opinion.”