Poll - Hrgovic's options given by His Excellency and which one should he take?

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Who should Hrgovic pick?

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  1. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Boxing aficionado Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Anderson would be best because he's a highly-hyped American. Dubois would be okay, he's well-known because he's British.

    Sanchez, Kabayel and Bakole would be "high risk, no gain" opponents.

    Miller would be the easiest, but a poor choice since it would be a meaningless win.
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  2. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Dubois or Anderson, opponents who would bring him the most because of the countries they come from...
  3. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Steroid Junkie Full Member

    May 8, 2014
    Anderson. Pretty easy KO win against a hyped up American. They had a little heat going a month ago so they could sell a grudge angle.
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  4. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    Dubois is probably the direction they go, he has the name value having fought Uysk and is coming of a solid win and Hrgovic should have no problem disposing of Dubois and that will help build some hype around him, giving his career some momentum it desperately needs.

    Bakole would be a better more competitive fight than Dubois and this fight has been talked about for a long time. Maybe Hrgovic goes down this route and I hope he chooses over Dubois as I simply think it's a better fight against a better opponent.

    Sanchez would be an interesting fight, I can see Sanchez giving Hrgovic some issues with his hand speed but Hrgovic's right hand and Sanchez's tendency to plant his feet too much to load up, I can see Hrgovic breaking him down and stopping him. Better fight than Dubois but I'd prefer Bakole over Sanchez.

    Miller, god no, he is a walking punch bag, Hrgovic retires him with a brutal beat down. Would be my last choice of the bunch and would be disappointed if he chose a past prime Miller coming off a loss.

    Kabayel, looked great beating Makhmudov I think he'd be the most problematic style with Kabayel's movement and defence but I'd still favour Hrgovic but it wouldn't be a performance that would have the fans or critics praising Hrgovic due to Kabayel's style. I'd be surprised if they chose Kabayel.

    Anderson, isn't ready, Martin gave him some trouble, Hrgovic would hurt him bad and expose his poor defence. I'd prefer everyone other than Miller over Anderson, right now it's a mismatch.

    So Bakole would be my first choice but I suspect they'll pick Dubois and I am OK with that. Miller fight is the only one I think would be a horrible choice.
  5. like a boss

    like a boss Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Kabayel or Anderson.
  6. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra H2H Burger King Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    Dubois or Sanchez make the most sense. Dubois has talent and power, lacks durability, but has momentum coming off a good win. Sanchez has talent and speed, but lacks power, and has a fairly mediocre resume. Stylistically, Hrgovic should be able to hang with either of them and I think they're somewhat even fights on paper. A win over either guy does wonders for Hrgovic's resume and further establishes his world title contention efforts.

    Anderson is a very dangerous opponent and the most well rounded on the list. Power, speed, durability, skill, etc. I've seen Anderson train in person, he's a beast. Hrgovic definitely shouldn't fight him unless he gets some more experience or he has no choice.

    The others really lack in name recognition and/or ability. Potentially high risk, low reward.

    No idea why Miller is on the list. He just lost, is a fat slob repeat drug cheat, and he's currently in legal trouble.
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  7. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    All the mentioned fighters are a difficult task except for Miller, not only that, regardless of the opponent, Hrgovic will have to win in style.
  8. BlackDog

    BlackDog Active Member Full Member

    Sep 4, 2023
    He beat all of them.
    Sanchez and Bakole probably give Hrgovic biggest problem.
    Best for us fans will be fight with Martin Bakole. Both big, strong offensive fighters. Fire vs fire. Filip should win because he is much quicker on feet and much better stamina and shape at all. Martin is 20 kg to heavy minimum

    Sanchez movement can make Filip some problem but still Hrgovic is not Simple as Ajagba. He is iron chin too soo dont think Frank can hurt him and put down.

    Easier a little will be Kabayel- good fight because after Machmudov fight ppl respect him much. For me Russian guy is nothing close to Filip so Agit will not looks good as in this fight. Filip is 10x smarter. Got much better chin too.
    Same level Jared Anderson. Dont belive he will take Hrgovic fight.
    He will end knockedout by Filip. He was wobbled hard by Martin. His offensive style+ poor defence + power of Croatian mean problems.

    Miller is garbage. Filip must have sadistic brain to choose him. That will be 5-8 rounds of beating heavy bug moving forward. End in hospital or worse...

    Dubois- he is easy option and big profit. Easy because for me with all respect if Daniel start take shoots from Filip its not be long night. Daniel lost to Joyce who is less dinamic than Filip.
    But Daniel is known in hw, was in good fight already.

    Soo I think Filip choice will be beetwen Dubois and Anderson.

    But question is what all this guy thinking about this idea. Dont think all of them will be enthusiast to this.
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  9. GBoxingFeed

    GBoxingFeed Active Member Full Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    I chose Sanchez - even though I find him quite dull, I think they are the closest matched and may bring the best out of each other.

    I would also be intrigued by Anderson, given the fact that Anderson has always clearly fancied that fight.

    Dubois I believe would defeat Hrgovic and is getting underrated here.
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  10. senpai

    senpai Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    Dubois for sure.
  11. KiwiMan

    KiwiMan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    Dubois, for the name recognition. If not, then Kabayel or Sanchez. There's no value in beating Miller and I worry Hrgovic will be left high and dry if Bakole pulls out again. I also doubt Anderson really wants the fight, I actually do rate him but he isn't ready for Hrgovic.
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  12. brown-bomber

    brown-bomber Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    All besides Miller are intriguing contests. It would benefit fans him fighting Kabayel or Sanchez, so we can have a better gauge on how good they are. Feels like those two are never gonna get the chance.
  13. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    All good options apart from Miller
  14. Unique Way

    Unique Way Member Full Member

    Sep 6, 2023
    I think Hrgovic would be very strong favourite against each of them.

    On paper Sanchez might pose him some problems but in reality I think the fight would be pretty much one-sided kinda like Vitali Klitschko vs Gomez.

    Bakole might give Hrgovic the hardest fight among these 6 assuming he comes like 30 lbs lighter than he was in his last fight.

    Kabayel is skilled, but Hrgovic is not Makhmudov.

    Dubois would have a punchers chance only, Anderson - not so much since his power isn't as good as his record suggests.

    Miller - total mismatch
  15. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Yeh, absolutely agree, no point taking on S, K or B at this particular point.
    Actually he probably wants to punch Fury a few [or a lot] of times for setting back his shot at a belt for months on end, a year really.

    Fury and his BS have clogged up this division and set back the careers of a lot of other HWs. I'll be interested in the Usyk/Fury fight on
    the night, but kind of want it over and done with now. Absolutely zero interest in any trash talk and rubbish.
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