Otto Wallin vs. Filip Hrgovic

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by CroBox29, Oct 1, 2023.

  1. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    There is a possibility that this fight will happen, which fighter is better? Hrgovic has more power and a longer reach, while Wallin is probably more durable...
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  2. miniq

    miniq T.Fury Undisputed and Lineal Heavyweight Champion banned Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Hurgo beats him.
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  3. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool Prediction ? Pain Full Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    If he turns up and gives his best Hrgovic is a level above Wallin
  4. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    An inactive injury-ravaged Hrgovic who has only fought four times in five years and hasn't fought anyone with a pulse in all that time or a prime healthy active Hrgovic?

    If it's the later, Hrgovic all day
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  5. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Someone mentioned yesterday that the winner of the match between the IBF's #9-rated Wallin and the #12-rated Gassiev would fill the vacant #2 spot in the IBF ratings.

    Hrgovic is rated #1 by the IBF. Joshua is #3. Wilder is #4.

    You'd think the IBF would order Joshua-Wilder for the #2 spot (and the WBC would order Wilder-Joshua for the #1 contender spot, since they are rated #1 and #2 by the WBC.)

    But, if Wallin leaps from #9 to #2 in the IBF ratings and fights Hrgovic ... I think Filip kills him. ;)

    Hrgovic is a beast. Wallin won't by able to throw soft head punches all night with Hrgovic just following him around. Wallin's going to have to work his way inside, and Hrgovic can box and punch.

    It's a mismatch in Hrgovic's favor. But I'd still like to see it. Because they don't clinch. It would probably be a beat down. And I'd like to see anything at heavyweight, frankly.

    Something. Anything. Keep 'em coming.
  6. Bigcheese

    Bigcheese Active Member Full Member

    Jun 7, 2015
    I'd be inclined to say Hrgovic comfortably. But he looked poor against McKean, also a 6'6 southpaw, who I'm certain is levels below Wallin.
  7. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    McKean held for 90 percent of every round, and the ref allowed it. He couldn't even pry McKean off Hrgovic at times. When the ref finally started warning him, Hrgovic stopped him quickly.

    Wallin doesn't hold. I'm glad he doesn't hold. But that's going to be his doom. That, and he can't punch.
  8. ideafix12

    ideafix12 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Close fight
    50/50 imo
    Otto is the best fighter
  9. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    Hrgovic took Zhang's power pretty damn well in hindsight. I wouldn't say Wallin is more durable.
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  10. lucky luke

    lucky luke Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 18, 2013
    Zhang timed Hrgovic offense multiple times in their fight. This is what Otto does best, and when he, with his southpaw cross, times Hrgovic going in he doesn't need huge power to hurt him and make him second guess himself. With a more passive Hrgovic Wallin can do his usual 1-2 scoring rounds.

    Hrgovic has power though, and can knock anyone out. But Wallin has an alright chin and defence.

    If it goes to point, I'd say Otto takes it in a close fight. But Hrgovic can turn it around in any round, something I don't see Wallin doing. Unless it's a short cross counter.
  11. Mickc

    Mickc Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    The Hrgovic from both the Zhang and Mckean fights loses a UD to Wallin,as Wallin showed against Gassiev he has the skills to nullify noted punchers .
  12. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Was me and I read it in an article.

    Hrgovic looks like ****, but generally does enough to win. I thinks its a close fight, as I was pulling for Gassiev but always thought Wallin was better than advertised.
  13. JackTheChamp123

    JackTheChamp123 Member banned Full Member

    Sep 12, 2023
    That is a big risk, it would be better for Hrgovic to fight Joshua or Zhang then to risk it on 50/50 fight with Sweede that has nothing to lose. Hrgovic needs oppoentnt like Wilder, 0 risk.
  14. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    This is a good fight, and makes sense for both.

    I would favour Hrgovic if he fights to the best of his ability to win a clear decision.
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  15. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Given what Zhang did to Joyce cements for me that Hrgovic is durable, regardless of who anyone thought won that fight.

    I think if Hrgovic is fully fit and his output in the fight is similar to what it has been in the past he should win most of the rounds and will land the bigger more eye catching shots