Filip Hrgovic Makes U.S. Debut, Demolishes Corbin in One

By Cliff Rold

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill - Fans curious about 2016 Olympic super heavyweight bronze medalist Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KO), 242, of Croatia got just enough to whet their appetite in his U.S debut.

The imposing 6’6 26-year old battler needed just one punch to end matters in the first round against 38-year old Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KO), 225, of Dallas, Texas.

The referee was Brent Bovell.


Corbin came out firing hard and looking to test the younger man.Hrgovic was nonplussed, his eyes focused and looking for an opening. Backing towards the ropes as Corbin came forward,Hrgovic found it. A chopping right hand sent Corbin crashing to the mat. Corbin rose as the referee tolled eight but a quick look fromBovell resulted in the fight being waved off at 1:00 of round one.

Hrgovic was polite concerning Corbin before looking to the future. “Greg Corbin is a really good fighter…You didn’t have time to see the best Hrgovic. I look forward to big fights, strong opponents and to give the US really good fights.”

Corbin loses his second straight after being disqualified in his last fight against former heavyweight titlist Charles Martin.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 05-27-2019

Hrgovic, Ajagba, and Dubois are getting better with every fight. Whoever is undisputed (Fury, Wilder, or Joshua) will face at least one of them.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-27-2019

This guy is one to watch

Comment by Brettcappe on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=paranoidandroid;19772202]the writer has no idea what "nonplussed" means.[/QUOTE] In standard use nonplussed means 'surprised and confused', as in she was nonplussed at his eagerness to help out. In North American English a new use has developed in recent years, meaning…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19772751]Unfortunately in the 21st century, top prospects don’t face top prospects. Joyce might be doable, because although he’s still a “prospect” he’s also in his mid thirties, so the clock is running.[/QUOTE] They do sometimes, just look Dubois and Gorman.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;19772726]Too early to say anything about Hrgovic. let him fight Joyce or Efe Ajagba to see what is he made off? Or somebody like Chisora at least.[/QUOTE] Unfortunately in the 21st century, top prospects don’t face top prospects. Joyce might…

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