IBF orders Oleksandr Usyk vs Filip Hrgovic

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Nov 12, 2022.

Hrgovic vs Usyk: who will win?

This poll will close on Apr 10, 2023 at 7:10 PM.
  1. Usyk by decision

  2. Usyk by stoppage

  3. Hrgovic by decision

  4. Hrgovic by stoppage

  5. Close matchup, difficult to predict

  1. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Sextus Julius Severus Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Probably a good idea for Oleksandr Usyk to not vacate the IBF title and fight Filip Hrgovic. After all, Fury is unstable and keeps on retiring, setting unrealistic deadlines and backing out of fights, so there is no guarantee he will fight Usyk next year.

    If Usyk vacates, it will be Hrgovic vs the highest ranked heavyweight available for the title.

    Andy Ruiz Jr is the IBF highest ranked heavyweight after Hrgovic. The next highest are Joshua, Wilder and Bakole, all of whom would make for interesting fights with Hrgovic.

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2022
  2. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 22, 2014
    If Usyk can’t get Fury I have no complaints, since Hrgovic will finally get a titleshot and likely to make the most of the opportunity.

    It should be a good fight.
  3. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    A little bit of a trap fight for Usyk because Hrgo has a lot of assets but I'm not sure Usyk will get up for this fight like he did vs AJ.
  4. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY I've had so much sex during lockdown Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    I think Hrgovics awkwardness would cause Usyk more problems. But he guts it out at the end. 115-113 Usyk in a very dramatic and competitive fight.
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  5. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Hrg ducking Big Bang Zhang
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  6. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Usyk will beat Hrgovic sleeping, and I mean that literally. If Usyk is a somnambulist, he will beat Hrgovic while taking a nap.

    Sucks as this is a distraction from the big fight. Oleksandr the Great hasn't got too many left in him.
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  7. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    By facing a much better opponent lmao
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  8. drenlou

    drenlou Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Nobody wants to see Usyk vs Hrgovich next lmao not even you lmao.. Fury-Usyk with Hrgovich-Zhang II lmao on the undercard is what should happen next. Lmao
  9. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 32–0–1 Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    The IBF wouldn’t have called their mandatory if Usyk didn’t duck the December undisputed fight.

    Now Usyk will be tied up fighting Hrgovic in spring next year, and the WBC will call Fury’s next mandatory which he’ll have to face before next April.

    Fury vs Usyk now likely won’t happen until this time next year.

    Thanks Usyk.
  10. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Hrgovic has to work on some things and then everything is possible...
  11. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2018
    Hrgovic will be better for having faced Zhang, I think.

    Right now, I'd give Usyk the edge. But Oleksandr's game is built around attributes that will leave sooner rather than later as a boxer ages. Usyk hasn't taken an immense amount of punishment in the ring, but he's been training as a boxer for 20 years now. That's not an easy life.
  12. OldSchoolBoxing

    OldSchoolBoxing Active Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2021
    Usyk absolutely stops slow, clunky and low-talented Hrgovic before round 7. Very easy fight for Usyk. Easy fight and small paycheck.
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  13. Thunderstorm

    Thunderstorm Active Member Full Member

    Jan 24, 2022
    the result of pusyk ducking
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  14. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    So here's where the politics come in.
    The Croatian has some pact with Matchroom and the German clowns so these manager and promotional parasites will together try to undermine the Fury-Usyk fight for their own interests. Hearn wants to undermine Fury now more than ever too.
    They will also pressure Usyk's team which could impact his ability to make the fight with Fury.
    Then if they're successful in undermining the unification, watch as Hearn claims Fury ducked Usyk.
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  15. VLDS7

    VLDS7 New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 2, 2022
    You should thank fat drug cheat fury who is a certified duck for Usyk fight not happening , but since fury is a bipolar coward I don’t expect much from him.
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