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Filip Hrgovic: Eric Molina is Very Dangerous, He Rocked Wilder

Filip Hrgovic (9-0, 7 KOs) steps up to face former World Title challenger Eric Molina (27-5, 19 KOs) as part of a colossal night of boxing at the Diriyah Arena in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7 featuring the Unified Heavyweight World Title rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua, shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.
 
The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, who will be defending his WBC International Title, has made a blistering start to his professional career, racing to nine wins from nine fights – with seven of those wins coming by knockout – since making his pro debut at the Arena Riga in September 2017.
 
Ranked in the top ten in the world with the WBC, WBA and IBF, the 27-year-old already finds himself being propositioned for a World Title shot having been matched aggressively from the very start of this career, landing the WBC ranking title with a sensational knockout win over Amir Mansour.
 
Molina, a two-time World Title challenger from Texas USA, has mixed it at the top of the Heavyweight division throughout his twelve-year career as a pro. His first World Title attempt came against WBC king Deontay Wilder in 2015 when he took ‘The Bronze Bomber’ nine rounds before succumbing to a stoppage loss.

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A year later he travelled to the UK to face IBF ruler Joshua at Manchester Arena and was stopped in three rounds in what was ‘AJ’s’ maiden World Title defence. Fights against Terrell Jamal Woods and Dominic Breazeale followed in 2017 before Molina made his return in February earlier this year, outpointing Nick Guivas in Brownsville.
 
“I’m very honoured to be a part of this great event," said Hrgovic. "It is a big step up for me in terms of the level of opponent and also the size of the event.

"The whole world will be watching and this is a big opportunity for me to showcase my skills. I would like to thank my team Team Sauerland, Zeljko Karajica and Eddie Hearn for making this possible.
 
“I’m expecting a hard fight. Eric Molina has fought two times for the World title. He rocked Deontay Wilder in their fight and almost knocked him down. He is a very dangerous fighter with a lot of experience. This will be a big step up in competition and I am expecting the hardest fight of my career.
 
“From the beginning, we have started with very strong competition. I have told my promoter Team Sauerland that I am ready for anyone in the world and I have always wanted to fight the best so I’m excited for the challenge.
 
“Everything is perfect in training. I am getting stronger and better with every camp. Pedro Diaz is a great coach and I think we are a very good team. With every camp I see more and more of his knowledge and experience. I am very happy to be here training with him and I think he is bringing out the best in me.”
 
"I am beyond excited to be a part of this amazing boxing event in Saudi Arabia,” said Molina. “I am grateful to finally be back in the ring and I know exactly what this fight means. Eddie Hearn has given me more than enough time to be physically, mentally and spiritually ready for Hrgovic.”
 
Promoter Nisse Sauerland said: “Filip is the fastest rising star of the heavyweight division so it is fitting that he play a part in this massive night for heavyweight boxing. This is a huge opportunity with the whole world watching and a chance for him to further his World title claim with a win over Molina.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Laligalaliga on 11-03-2019

[quote=redeemer;20165587]ortiz looks good but when someone has a best win of 2015 ,one has to ask oneself when they will stop lying and claiming ortiz is avoided and a unbeatable foe only to wilder can he lose. Ha[/quote] lmao....... Its…

Comment by REDEEMER on 11-03-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;20157297]Wilder fans will never agree that Ortiz has regressed a lot. They see him as the former unified HW champ.[/QUOTE] Ortiz looks good but when someone has a best win of 2015 ,one has to ask oneself when they will…

Comment by Tecnoworld on 11-01-2019

Hrgovic has the tools to beat AJ btw. Ruiz is probably too fast for him, though.

Comment by Laligalaliga on 11-01-2019

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20157088]What has he regressed in ? He has a more sound defense and is getting better at gaging guys from all angles in a still young pro career ,stop lying. Ortiz is the one regressing isn't he ?Did you see…

Comment by Mammoth on 11-01-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20156351]Hrvgovic has regressed over the last year big time. [/QUOTE] What's different now? He looks exactly the same.

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