For all you boxing fans, a group of professional and amateur boxers will be fighting on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy.  One of those boxers is Francis “Frank the Tank” Hogan, a Weymouth native (with Southie ties). Hogan, a hard-hitting southpaw, is featured on the undercard against Miguel “El Pirado” Angel Suarez (15-12, nine knockouts) of Buenos Aires.

Hogan,22, holds a record of 14-0, 13 knockouts, and trains at Everybody Fights in Fort Point almost daily. He’s one to watch and according to the Globe, is “one of the Bay State’s most promising boxing prospects.” 

We recently did a profile on Frank the Tank when he fought against Cleotis Pendarvis from Los Angeles at Mohegan Sun. He won that bout with a knockout.  You can read our profile here! 

Headlining the card is Mike “Bad Man” Ohan Jr. of Holbrook, who also trains out of Everybody Fights with Mark DeLuca and Matt Ryan.  Ohan is a former New England welterweight champion with an 18-2 record (nine knockouts).  He will face Harry “The Hitman” Gigliotti (9-4, three knockouts) of Haverhill in the ring in a welterweight, non-title bout.

The boxing event takes place at 6:30pm on Friday, August 11th. You can purchase your tickets via eventbrite.  The Boston Globe has a feature on the fighters and the events you can read here. 

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Hogan’s Six Degrees of Southie Separation

  • Hogan’s father is Richie Hogan, who was born and raised in South Boston. Richie gave his son the nickname “Frank the Tank”
  • His grandparents – Frank and Mary Hogan – are lifelong Southie residents who can often be seen walking Castle Island.
  • Hogan is a third-year apprentice for Iron Workers Local 7 Union
  • Trains six days a week at Everybody Fights in Fort Point
  • Trains with Southie’s own Matt Ryan
  • “My favorite spot in Southie is the beach at the L Street Bathhouse.”


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