Australian-based Irishman Dennis Hogan fell short in his bid to become the WBC Middleweight champion as the referee called a halt to his bout with Jermall Charlo in the seventh round.
Hogan was out-classed throughout the entirety of the fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as Charlo stretch his impressive undefeated streak to 30-0.
Despite moving up a weight division to take the fight, Hogan went in as a heavy underdog and it told early on when Charlo sent him to the canvas for the first time in his career in the fourth round.
It was Charlo’s deathly left-hook that landed just as Hogan was throwing a punch that sent him to the ground. Hogan proceeded to roll over before taking the count and continuing. However, the Kildare man looked out of his depth as Charlo continued to dominate all aspects of the fight.
Eventually, the referee called a stop to the contest after just 28 seconds of round number seven when Hogan was sent crashing into the ropes by yet another vicious left-hook from the champion. He attempted to get back to his feet but the referee had seen enough.