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Tim Tszyu defeats Dennis Hogan via fifth-round TKO to further his world title threat

Tim Tszyu catches Dennis Hogan with a left hook
Image: Tim Tszyu beat Dennis Hogan

Tim Tszyu produced another clinical performance to dispatch Dennis Hogan in five rounds and deliver a reminder of his emerging potential.

The son of boxing legend Kostya Tszyu retained the WBO global super-welterweight title in Australia on Wednesday and improved his perfect record to 18-0.

His latest impressive win comes four days after Campbell Hatton's pro debut - their fathers collided in a classic fight in Manchester in 2005 which Ricky Hatton won, his finest ever night.

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Look back at Ricky Hatton's famous win over Kostya Tszyu

Australia-born Tszyu has now won three times via stoppage since boxing's comeback last summer and is a viable threat to the world titles.

He stopped Hogan in quicker time than WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.

Tszyu was forced to overcome a cut from an accidental head clash against Hogan but he controlled the fight.

A left hook hurt Hogan in the fourth round after constant body punches.

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Tszyu knocked Hogan down in the fifth and, as he moved in to finish the job, the towel was thrown in.

Tszyu is ranked as the WBO's No 1 contender to the world title held by Brian Castano. Britain's Liam Smith is No 2.

Conor Benn, another son of a legend who grew up in Australia, puts his unbeaten record on the line against Samuel Vargas on April 10, live on Sky Sports.

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