Another Local Fighter Turning Pro from Weymouth, Massachusetts - Francis Hogan.
Middleweight, 19 year old Francis Hogan from Weymouth, Massachusetts will be making his pro debut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 7, 2020 but for everyone who can’t make the drive, Hogan will also be on the Encore Boston card on the Murphy’s undercard on April 9, 2020.
Pattee Mak: Let me start out by saying congrats with you turning pro. Before we get info your upcoming bouts, tell me what was your record as an amateur and when was the last time you fought?
Hogan: I had 219 amateur bouts.
Pattee Mak: Also, what amateur belts have you won?
Hogan: I have won numerous belts, National tournaments an two tournaments in Canada. The last time I fought was in the Olympic Qualifiers tournament in Louisiana. I won two fights out there an lost to the number 1 and number 2 kid who are going to the Olympics.
Pattee Mak: I pray that the Olympics will not be cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
Pattee Mak: Very soon, you’ll be making your pro debut. Do you have an opponent as of yet for your two upcoming bouts?
Hogan: I have an appointment for March 7th but not completely sure on the April 9th show.
Pattee Mak: What do you know about them?
Hogan: I don’t know much of the first guy at the moment, but I do know I’m ready for whatever he’s ready to throw at me.
Pattee Mak: Are you going to be looking for the knockout or to get rounds in?
Hogan: I’m looking for my skills as a boxer and a puncher to be showcased.
Pattee Mak: Do you prefer to box or brawl?
Hogan: An if there’s times to brawl then so be it.
Pattee Mak: Tell me about your training? Where are you training and how many days a week do you train.
Hogan: I train at Bayshore in Braintree MA. I train seven days a week sometimes only six taking Sunday off.
Pattee Mak: Are you 100% focused on boxing or do you have other responsibilities during the day?
Hogan: I’m 100% boxing but I also do landscaping on my own for side money an I’m looking to get into a union as a backup plan.
Pattee Mak: Your first two professional fights are about a month a part. Would you want to continue fighting this frequently in 2020 and beyond?
Hogan: I’m looking to go to the top soon. I believe in my Heart I have what it takes to someday to be a World Champion.
Pattee Mak: Why are you making your pro debut in Brooklyn? Would you prefer to be making your pro debut closer to your home?
Hogan: I’m Making my pro debut in Brooklyn, NY because it’s a great opportunity an a perfect spot to showcase my skills. If there was a better opportunity on a venue like the one I’m going to be on, I would have taken it, but I’ll be fighting in April which is close to home so it doesn’t bother me.
Pattee Mak: What do you want to say to all of your fans out there that won't be able to go to your pro debut since it's in Brooklyn?
Hogan: To all my fans out there thank you for your support an get ready to hear about a big win in Brooklyn an then see me in April at the Encore Casino in Boston.
Pattee Mak: Good luck on your upcoming two bouts. I’ll be keeping an eye on your upcoming progress in the sport.
Hogan: Thank you.
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(The above bouts are subject to change). Photo provided by Team Hogan.