The Hogan brothers, Francis, aka the Tank, and Richie, aka the Hit Man, are busy every day with their boxing regimen. The Tank recently captured his second consecutive New England Silver Gloves title but lost a tough fight in the Northeast Regional Championships held in New York. The Hit Man parlayed his New England title and won the Northeast Reginal Championship belt.

Richie – along with the Tank Man, their dad Richie, and trainer Derek Shea – will be traveling to Independence, Miss., where the Hit Man will be competing in the Silver Gloves National Championships. This coveted boxing event is going to be held from Feb. 5 to 7.

The Hit Man’s dad, Rich Hogan (who trains him along with Derek Shea) is confident about his chances at nationals.

“I think he’s gonna do really great,” he said. “Richie shouldn’t have any butterflies since he was there last year. He’s training hard every single day and I’m sure he’ll be fine.”

The Hit Man is also eager and ready to get into the ring.

“I feel good and hope to win,” he said. “I’m gonna beat everyone in front of me.”

The Hit Man could use your help. Any donations to help fund their trip would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made at