Michael Hunter-Filip Hrgovic IBF Eliminator incoming

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Dubblechin, Feb 23, 2021 at 1:29 PM.

  1. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Hunter posted this on Twitter a couple hours ago.

  2. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
  3. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Active Member Full Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    I'd be super excited for this fight.
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  4. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz My real name is Andrew, from Wembley UK Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I wonder why Martin pulled out?

    usyk is actually number 3 with the ibf
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  5. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Member Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    I think this could he the fight where Hrgovic arrives on the world scene.
  6. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Usyk is going after the WBO belt.
  7. sasto

    sasto Active Member Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    What did Prince Charles have dinner plans for that night? Seems like one of the most winnable title eliminators he could seriously expect.
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  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Confirmed by the scene. Official letter from the IBF sent to both Hunter and Hrgovic.

    The IBF is moving closer to determining who’ll be the next mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight crown.

    The New Jersey-based sanctioning body has ordered a heavyweight bout between the No. 4 ranked Michael Hunter and No. 5 ranked Filip Hrgovic, *******.com learned Tuesday after reviewing the IBF’s letter.

    Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KOs) and Hrgovic (12-0, 10 KOs) have until Feb. 26 to contact the IBF in writing and accept the fight.

    Hunter told *******.com on Tuesday that he’s accepted the fight.

    “It’s definitely a breath of fresh air, because my entire career, I’ve been hit with uncertainty not knowing what the next move is going to be. For me to just know what my next step is a blessing,” said Hunter.

    “Hrgovic imposes a little bit of a challenge, but I’m going to be putting the heat on him. I’m more of a challenge for him than he is for me. He hasn’t fought anyone of my caliber, and that’s a fact. They puffed him up. It’s still too early for him. He would’ve been better off fighting Martin Bakole, someone I’d already beat, but he wanted me. There’s no pressure on me. So be careful what you wish for. They’re going to get all that they can handle. He’s in my way now. Whoever wins this fight could have their lives changed forever.”

    Hunter said the IBF’s No. 2 ranked heavyweight Charles Martin, a friend and sparring partner, was initially considered for the mandatory challenger spot, but Martin declared an injury, further clearing an opening for Hrgovic to enter the picture. Oleksandr Usyk, who has beaten Hunter at cruiserweight in 2017, is ranked No. 3 by the IBF.
  9. Rilz

    Rilz Ball don't lie! Full Member

    Aug 5, 2007
    Is this going to be one of those eliminators where only one guy can be eliminated? Where maybe one person gets KO'd brutally in an eliminator, and then gets an immediate rematch?

    If so, count me out. I do like the fight though, just the eliminator tag grinds my gears sometimes.
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  10. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    It's not one of those. (LOL) I hate those, too.
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  11. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Charles Martin turned down an IBF final eliminator against Hunter. There is a rumor he will fight Wilder instead.

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  12. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Glad Martin pulled out. This is between two much better fighters now. This is actually a quality heavyweight fight.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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  13. Quina74

    Quina74 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    Why in the actual **** is Martin being considered for an eliminator? He's absolutely terrible...100% not top 20...corruption is rife in boxing
  14. heerko koois

    heerko koois Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 26, 2006

    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Hells yeah good fight i like both but think have to probably lean towards Hrgovic