Dennis Hogan, welterweight boxer, is about to enter the fight of his career against defending World Middleweight Champion, Jermall Charlo. The fight is scheduled for 7 December at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Hogan has been training hard, but it isn’t just his right hook and knockout punch he’s working on. Since losing his championship fight in December 2015, Dennis knew he needed an edge. He began working closely with Perth Human Development expert, Mitch Behan, to help improve his performance and get him the Title.
Mitch believes you can have as much physical skill as you want but if your mind doesn’t believe it, and you don’t feel it in your heart, you won’t win. Mitch wants to make it crystal clear though, he doesn’t buy into hyped-up woo woo.
“The work I’ve been doing with Dennis isn’t a matter of getting him to regurgitate positive affirmations or repeat silly phrases ad nauseam. It goes far deeper into his past, present and future until he experiences his win. NOT simply to see it or imagine it, but to FEEL it and KNOW it at his very core and in every cell of his being.”
Just like training in the ring, Dennis spends an hour or so every day thinking about and visualising winning the world title, the celebrations that follow, a champion homecoming in Ireland?blurring the lines between dreams and reality to the degree that he feels he is already a world champion.
“It’s already happened – I’m just bridging the gap,” the Brisbane-based fighter told Irish-Boxing.com.
“I fully believe there are no obstacles in my way, it’s happening, it’s already happened, and I’m just enjoying the ride.”
“I have that much confidence. I’ve completely relinquished all emotion towards it and I just feel like it’s happening.”
When Dennis first sat with Mitch, he said: “I want to win the title.”
Mitch responded with: “Every turkey wants to win the championship. You don’t want to just win the title, you want to dominate the industry”.
And that’s precisely what Dennis has set out to do.
Along with his friends, Danny and Paul, Dennis set up DDP Promotions with a mission to bring the best fights and fighters to Australia. This is an example of how Dennis has gone beyond simply wanting to win a title. He is actualising a far bigger vision and strengthening the entire boxing industry in Australia as a result.
Using the MJB Seminars performance and visualisation technique has solid scientific data to back its effectiveness. Neurologically, our brain doesn’t know the difference between what we imagine and what we see in reality. In other words, the brain thinks what we imagine or visualise is just as real as what our eyes perceive. So when we visualise something strongly and regularly enough and know, wholeheartedly, that we are already living the experience, the manifestation of it will find its way to us. So the theory goes.
Mitch has been studying the science behind this kind of training for over 20 years and has worked with the elites in the field of human potential, including Dr John De Martini and Dr Joe Dispenza.
He coaches Dennis three times a week. Among other things, Mitch walks him through various visualisation exercises to put Dennis squarely in that moment in the stadium, where he can feel the cool breeze on his sweaty face, where the belt fits firm and heavy around his waist, he can barely hear through the crowd’s roaring and cheering in his honour, but it isn’t loud enough to drown out the words: Dennis Hogan, Middleweight Champion of the World.
The question remains, can Hogan turn his vision into a tangible reality in Brooklyn, New York? If you ask Hogan’s brain, it’ll tell you it’s already happened. I guess the rest of us will just have to wait and see.
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