Published: 08:36 | 29/3/21

Hogan v Tszyu LIVE on eir sport this Wednesday 9am

Join us on eir sport 1 from 9am this Wednesday morning as Irish boxer Dennis Hogan takes on one of Australia's biggest rising stars in Tim Tszyu in a super-welterweight contest over ten rounds.

Tszyu, who defeated Jeff Horn who beat the legendary Manny Pacquiao in 2017, is tipped by many as a future world champion.

However, Hogan feels he is more than a match for Tszyu and is surprised that the Australian press feel the fight is a foregone conclusion, with some even describing him as 'Tim's next victim' ahead of Wednesday's fight in Newcastle, NSW.

"I genuinely believe I'm winning this fight every single day of the week. If we were to fight 100 times, I'd win 99 and a half times," he said.

"It just mystifies me as to how I'd be such a big outsider given everyone I've fought and everything else like that. Of course he's had a hot run there, beating Jeff and someone else, but I think we all know it wasn't the Jeff that beat Manny Pacquiao and even if it was, you have to be confident in your own ability.

"The WBC rankings came out recently and they have me above Tim so I did a funny little post saying 'what do the WBC rankings know that the bookies don't'.

"The casual fan over here knows nothing. They just jump on a hype train and just ride that silly. The actual boxing fan knows what's up. They know it's a great fight and they're respectful.

See the fight promo here:

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