Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Tim Tszyu vs Dennis Hogan report
Who won Tszyu vs Hogan?
Tim Tszyu beat Dennis Hogan by technical knockout in the 5th round on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Tszyu vs Hogan stats
Tim Tszyu stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dennis Hogan made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Tszyu had a massive power advantage over Hogan, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Hogan's 25%.
Tim Tszyu was the younger man by 10 years, at 28 years old.
Tszyu had a height advantage of 1 inch over Hogan. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Tim Tszyu & Dennis Hogan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tszyu was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 8 months later than Hogan, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 152 less professional rounds, 116 to Hogan's 268.
Tim Tszyu went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at super welterweight.
Dennis Hogan was ranked number 10 by the WBC in the 154lb division.
Tszyu vs Hogan form
Tszyu remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Bowyn Morgan on 16th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Bankwest Stadium, New South Wales, Australia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jeff Horn on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Queensland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jack Brubaker on 6th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
Before that, he had won against Dwight Ritchie on 14th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at ICC Exhibition Centre, New South Wales.
He had beat Joel Camilleri on 15th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Star, Sydney, New South Wales.
Dennis Hogan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jermall Charlo on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jaime Munguia on 13th April 2019 by majority decision in their WBO World Junior Middleweight championship fight at Arena Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jamie Weetch on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.
Before that, he had won against ‘Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly on 7th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
He had defeated Yuki Nonaka on 14th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tim Tszyu had been fighting more than Dennis Hogan.
Going to this contest, Tim Tszyu had last fought 2 years, 3 months and 15 days ago, while Dennis Hogan's last outing had been 3 years, 3 months and 24 days ago.
Tszyu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Hogan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Tszyu vs Hogan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:10 AM UTC at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, which was 7:10 AM EST or 4:10 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 12:10 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Tszyu vs Hogan?
Tim Tszyu was a 1/10 (-1000) favourite going into the contest, while Dennis Hogan made his way into the ring at 11/2 (+550) with oddsmakers.