Ireland's Dennis Hogan will challenge WBA world number 1 Jack Culcay for the WBA World light-middleweight interim title next month.
Hogan has earned the fight by winning regional, national and continental fights in Australia, before travelling to America and securing the NABA WBA USA title.
The Kildare native will have to fight Ecuadorian-German Culcay on his own territory after the fight was announced for the 26th of September and takes place in Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. Culcay has been beaten just once in his 21 professional contests.
Should the 30-year-old win the fight, he will become mandatory challenger and subsequently earn a title-shot with WBA Champion Erislandy Lara.
Hogan wrote on his Facebook,
I am pumped to announce that I will be fighting WBA world interim champion and WBA world number 1 Jack Culcay for his title in Germany on September 26th, this win will make me interim world champion and a direct shot at Lara’s title I want to thank my team for working night and day to get me this shot. This is what I always wanted and now I will deliver.
Lara narrowly lost out to Saul Alvarez last year in a split decision contest so if Hogan can claim that interim title, he'll certainly be mixing it with the best the division has to offer.