Zhang vs. Hrgovic on the undercard of Usyk vs. Joshua.

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  1. Serge

    Serge CEO of Wasserman Boxing Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Anderson been talking **** about him. Hence Hrgovic's response in that video
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  2. UnleashtheFURY

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

    Sep 29, 2012
    Lol! Anderson is crap man. This guy is so slow and basic. He's just a younger Jarrell Miller. He will never come close to a title unless he's in the right position when the belts inevitably splinter out again. Could see a Wilder like situation where this guy is coddled until an opportunity to fight for vacant belt comes along.
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  3. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    His next fight is in August against Miljan Rovcanin, which is somehow a step back for Anderson....
  4. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2018
    Absolutely possible. Zhang has a history of bone and joint problems and nobody really knows what his gas tank is like (though at aged 39, it's obviously limited). But when he can get his weight behind a punch, he's got huge, clubbing power. Zhang seems to have lost all the mobility he had six or seven years ago, but he's still very effective at moving around his opponent.

    Hrgovic would do well not to let his hands go until Zhang is visibly tired and has to avoid getting backed up by Zhang.

    All that assumes that Zhang is close to 100% for the fight, though, and recent history suggests he may not be.
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  5. CroBox29

    CroBox29 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    He still demolished Alexander with ease, even though Alexander is not a good boxer, Zhang demonstrated his power and Hrgović has a very demanding task ahead of him, and I think that in this fight we will see what kind of chin he has because Zhang will definitely manage to hit him cleanly at least once.
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  6. BeantownAll

    BeantownAll Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2018
    Alexander took the fight on very short notice. That said, Alexander is not a well-trained fighter; he's never worked with a trainer on a full-time basis and he tries to fight a rangey style (jabs to Zhang's body?!) despite lacking natural range!

    Like Hrgovic, Zhang has struggled to get good fights. Looking down Zhang's resume - only Rudenko and Forrest are even at the gatekeeper level and beyond that only Curtis Harper and Rodney Hernandez were reasonable-journeymen at the time they fought Zhang.

    I do think Hrgovic will win, but it's a far, far riskier fight than any Hrgovic has had so far. Zhang is a threat that Hrgovic will need to manage for at least a few rounds and, as you say, he will get a chin check.
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  7. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 45-6 SR: 45-6 Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    Zhilei Zhang has landed in Saudi Arabia, saying he wants to acclimate to the time zone ahead of his fight with Filip Hrgovic.

    His KO 1 of Scott Alexander has been watched "tens of millions of times" on Chinese social media, as per Asianboxing.

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  8. The Townsend

    The Townsend Zeus. Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
  9. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Too bad he will get absolutely clobbered by Hrgo the beast. :chuck:
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  10. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Grandpappy Ortiz Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    I personally wanna see him win and end this Hrgovic circle jerk going on.
  11. Perkin Warbeck

    Perkin Warbeck Sextus Julius Severus Full Member

    Nov 4, 2017
    Zhang-Hrgovic is an interesting fight.

    Both are underrated by many people.

    Props to Zhang for being willing to fight Hrgovic, unlike the cowardly Hunter and Parker.
  12. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict banned Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    The name is actually the other way around.
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  13. JunlongXiFan

    JunlongXiFan KC ATR: 45-6 SR: 45-6 Full Member

    Aug 9, 2020
    I know this is the case, but generally when you anglicize a name, you still put the given name the first, e.g nobody calls Mao Zedong "Tse-tung Mao", nor do we call Naoya Inoue "Inoue Naoya"
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  14. TheWizard

    TheWizard I Got Milk Baby Full Member

    Jan 20, 2021
    I think Hrgovic will win but he'll have a few scares early on. That Big Bang left hand is no joke and Hrgovic isn't exactly unhittable.
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  15. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
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