Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Chuck Norris, Jan 5, 2022.
Nobody wants to fight the big Hrg.
This is pathetic from likes of Ortiz and Parker.
How can Hrgovic be high risk low reward and no good at the same time?
It makes no sense
If you beat Hrgovic you are guaranteed a title shot
That's a reward
A real juicy one
Your purses will skyrocket if you win the HW championship of the world
You'll earn a very nice one just for fighting for the HW championship
People acting like Hrgovic is getting a huge purse and his opponent is getting peanuts
Like it's a one-way street
He's willing to fight whoever, like literally anyone in the IBF top 15 for the chance to become HW champion of the world
'Michael Hunter is entitled to the favorable end of a 60/40 split—$363999.60—as the higher-rated contender. The remaining $242,666.40 will go to Hrgovic'
Hunter is high risk low reward but Hrgovic jumped at the chance to take that risk for the smaller split of the purse
Title shots aren't exactly easy to come by
Everyone wants one but they don't want one?
If Hrgovic is no good which is what many are saying then surely it's a no brainer
Easy win over him then onto a guaranteed title shot?
The funny thing is actual pros/top pros who've shared a ring with him and people within the sport seem to rate him highly
Wladimir Klitschko has given words of guidance to Filip Hrgovic, an unbeaten contender who seeks to become the next dominant champion at heavyweight.
The Croatian was summoned to the closing training camps of Klitschko's career, where he received precious advice from the former unified king, in between a stringent examination of his skills during rounds of sparring.
Hrgovic was still yet to throw a professional punch when he journeyed to the Stanglwirt, Klitschko's HQ, to offer assistance and perhaps gain a modicum of respect from their punishing sessions in the Austrian mountains.
"Filip is extremely talented," he told RTL last year.
"He showed in the past, through his Olympic record and his professional record. I have been sparring with him and he was really, really tough, even in my best days back then.
'Two-time heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury (32), believes undefeated Croatian boxer Filip Hrgović has the goods to go all the way and become the heavyweight champion of the world.
Fury, who as of April this year, is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec, did not hold back when asked about his option on the Croatian.
“My opinion on Filip Hrgović is he is a great fighter, definitely a big, big prospect for the future and a future world champion too,” he said.
'Duhaupas, who first encountered Hrgovic at a Wladimir Klitschko training camp in Austria, says he has been impressed with the fast rising Croatian star, and states his ‘style and ability’ are similar to the elder Klitschko brother Vitali.
“I first met Filip at the Klitschko camp in Austria and he impressed me,” said Duhaupas. “He has a good right hand, fast and strong, and you can see he aims to become a World Champion. I smell it in him. His style and ability are similar to Vitali Klitschko."
Duhaupas is renowned for fighting some of the heavyweight division’s elite talent having faced the likes of Deontay Wilder, Alexander Povetkin and Jarrell Miller, and believes Hrgovic is now ready to face similar big names.
“Deontay is a killer, but Filip already has a good right hand and maybe in one year with more muscle and power he could punch as hard as Wilder,” says Duhaupas. “With good mental and physical preparation, I believe Filip could win by KO against Miller or Povetkin.”
The Tuscaloser was like 28-0 and 28 y/o here
Why don't the IBF just make him mandatory then lol.
Also, didn't Demsey McKean accept the fight last year? And Bakole isn't fighting Yoka now, so why not make that fight happen.
Parker was never gonna accept, and he's gone the WBO route anyway so no surprises there.
Fighting Hrgovic is not a walk in the park. He is big, strong and has a fighter mentality. Yet it is still pathetic from Parker.
Here's a get together of some of the many HWs who have turned down an IBF eliminator.
parker is dead to u now? lol
my god u r such a drama queen.
This is why the Heavyweight era now is so weak very average lot with very average Hearts....
It pretty much says it all that a lot of fighters ducking a bang average Hrgovic who looked like trash in his last few fights.
HW Boxing is a joke if we exclude Fury and Usyk.
Yeah, and you're dead as well, nitwit.
Remember when it wasn't the norm to turn down fights? Marvin Hagler went through an entrie Top 10 to get his title shot. My favorite fighter David Tua would fight anyone. Lennox Lewis would fight anyone.
The only one I see willing to fight anyone at HW is Usyk.
Huge surprise, but at the same time I should have seen it coming. Multiple upsets and surprises this year almost made me forget the pathetic state of the sport and heavyweight division in particular.
I hope Filip lives up to the hype: he is stepping up directly from his C/D level wins to high/mid level contenders, bypassing gatekeeper level with no chance to settle in. He is either going to get verified Duane Bobick style or actualize his potential. Given what I've seen from him, the latter is more like it. He is big, strong, can fight tall. He has the timing and fine appreciation of distance. Granite chin, great punch. Foreman-esque right hook to the body; good left hook, great right hand. Euro style, generally speaking, throwing that 1-2 and a probing jab.
That being said, all the fine ingredients can fall apart extremely quickly at elite level if they don't have the right catalyst.
Makes no sense. Who else is Paint Dry going to fight ?
Chisora 3 ?
Hughie Fury 2 ?
Junior Fa 2 ?
I thought this Parker v2 had some more ambition. Clearly not.
I knew Parker had no ambition once he mentioned that he would not fight fury. I would understand if they were family members but it sounds crazy to me that a top contender will refuse to fight the top guy cos they are friends