28 Dec

Hrgovic vs. Joshua: The Battle for the IBF Crown Heats Up!

Filip Hrgovic is gearing up for a showdown against Anthony Joshua, eyeing the IBF title in March.

"Plenty of contenders in the ring, but I'm next in line. No matter who's in the opposite corner, I'm ready to duke it out for the title. A title fight's what I'm after, and I'm not fussed about the opponent. Joshua's got a heavyweight rep in the sport, and I've got the chops to take him down," Hrgovic jabbed during an iFL TV interview.

Hrgovic floored Mark De Mori with a technical knockout, sending him packing in the 1st round on Dec. 23. Joshua, sharing the spotlight that night, clinched an early win against Otto Wallin. Post-5th round, Wallin's corner threw in the towel.

American trainer Teddy Atlas throws a punch of skepticism - Hrgovic's chances are slim: "Hrgovic's the top dog, unbeaten in the ring. Seems he took a hit from Chinese boxer Zhilei. Hrgovic's not on my radar much. My two cents? Joshua's gonna rip him apart. Hrgovic's been promised a crack at the Usyk-Fury victor, but squaring off with Joshua is his golden ticket – that fight's where the big bucks are," Atlas remarked.