Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang IBF Eliminator Set For Usyk-Joshua Undercard

Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang IBF Eliminator Set For Usyk-Joshua Undercard

First details of the supporting solid to the unified heavyweight world establish rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua have now been confirmed. The combatants will lock horns yet again inside the coastal the town of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday August 20.

Avoided Croatian Heavyweight superstar Filip Hrgovic (14-0, 12 KOs) meets China’s undefeated Zhilei Zhang (24-0-1, 19 KOs) in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Heavyweight World Identify. The combatants had been to start with set to warfare on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol in Would in all probability on the other hand will now do battle on the Red Sea.

Hrgovic sits at No.3 inside the IBF rankings and the big-hitting huge has been taking a look a dance partner for a showdown to name the desired challenger for the establish held by the use of Ukraine’s Usyk. The 30-year-old Olympic bronze medallist has scale back a perilous swathe right through the pro ranks to sit down down in a number one position for a deserved shot at the huge prize, completing all on the other hand two of his fights inside the distance, and not going earlier the fifth round in his final seven outings.

Quite a few Heavyweights had been presented the warfare with ‘El Animal’, on the other hand not until it were given right here to No.15 ranked Zhang was a dance partner found out, with the lofty Chinese language language superstar accepting the issue. The 39-year-old has been circling for a vital showdown, and ‘Large Bang’ gets his need towards Hrgovic with the two KO artist promising to go away it all inside the ring with the stakes so high.

Wasserman’s Head of Global Boxing, Kalle Sauerland, said, “Filip’s choice to struggle for a belt has always been an inevitability. If not for a personal loss in his life, he would already be confirmed as next in line to transport on and get started ruling this heavyweight division.”

“The cream always rises to the perfect, and if you check out the targeted fighters who didn’t want to step into the ring with an animal like Hrgovic, there’s moderately a couple of people who obviously agree that’s the level he belongs at,” he said.

“Zhang was man enough to step up in the end, on the other hand whether or not or no longer it would had been Zhang, or any other heavyweight right through the most productive 15 of this division, the outcome will always be the an identical. AJ and Oleksandr have a big struggle ahead of them, on the other hand make no mistake that their toughest struggle is however to go back.”

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