Jermall Charlo (29-0) with 21 knockouts faces Dennis Hogan in his first defense of his WBC middleweight title. Dennis Hogan 28-2-1 was recently seen when he put on a career best performance on the road against Jamie Munguia in Mexico. A lot of boxing fans and insiders felt that he might have done enough to get the win but Munguia won a highly contested majority decision. That fight took place in the junior middleweight division 154 pounds. After that fight, Hogan found himself in a tough spot as they say they had a difficult time landing big fights and an offer presented itself to challenge Charlo and move up a division. Hogan has actually fought before at middleweight and even higher earlier in his career so it will not be new territory for him. Many boxing fans think that because of his performance against Munguia who is a champion, he will be able to push Charlo hard in this fight but we must remember that Charlo is not Munguia. Not only is Charlo bigger and stronger than Munguia, he is also much more seasoned and just simply better allround.
Charlo will do much better against Hogan than Munguia did. He will get to him and land with his right hand and take him out. Very good value for a Charlo stoppage which is just what we see happening here.
The Pick: Jermall Charlo by ko/tko
Odds: -125 (1.80 decimal odds)
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT