Jack Culcay (20-1, 10 KOs) will go up against Dennis Hogan (22-0-1, 7 KOs) on December 5 at the Inselparkhalle in Hamburg, Germany.
The fight was initially scheduled to take place on September 26 in Berlin as part of Team Sauerland’s ‘Next Generation’ event at the Max Schmeling Halle, but due to a spate of injuries the show was cancelled. ‘Golden Jack’ will now face the Irish-born Australian in the champion’s adopted hometown of Hamburg.
‘’It’s great to be back boxing in Hamburg,’’ said Culcay, who recently moved to Berlin to train with legendary German coach Ulli Wegner. ‘’It’s where I started my pro career, and until earlier this year, it’s where I lived and trained. Hamburg feels like my hometown and it’s great to finally get the chance to fight at the Inselparkhalle.’’
On December 5, Culcay will be defending the interim WBA strap he claimed with a unanimous points decision over Maurice Weber in May 2015, and ahead of his first defence, the 30 year-old is confident of clinching another victory as he moves ever closer to a World title challenge.
‘’I should have fought Hogan in September so I’ve had a long time to prepare for this fight and I know what to expect,’’ said Culcay. ‘’Although Hogan will probably be the toughest test of my career so far, I have no doubt I can beat him!’’