Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Filip Hrgovic Promises Fireworks in Mexico Showcase

Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KOs) is promising excitement as he travels to Hermosillo, Mexico for a defence of his WBC International Heavyweight title against Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday, August 24, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.

The Croatian boxing sensation returns to action following a first-round knockout win over Gregory Corbin in Maryland, and will be aiming for knockout number seven against the in-form Mexican at the Centro de Usos Múltiples.

hrgovic-corbin-fight (1)

“This is what I live for, every day of my life,” says Hrgovic. “Boxing makes me feel alive. My preparations have gone perfect and I can’t wait to step in the ring again.

“I had four weeks in Zagreb with my coaches Yousef Hassan and Igor Cordas before going to Miami for a six week training camp with Pedro Diaz. We have done some things differently this time, which you will see on August 24.

“I'm feeling great and ready for my next victory. I hope it is going to finish like my last fight, but we will see. Knockouts are always more attractive for fans but if the fight continues round by round, I'm more than ready for that option as well.

“Either way, the fans can expect good boxing show, for sure. They are all familiar with my boxing style, and no doubt, I will give them an exciting fight!”

On a night headlined by pound-for-pound star Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3, 6 KOs) defending his WBC and Ring Magazine Super-Flyweight titles against Dewayne Beamon (16-1-1, 11 KOs), Liam Smith (27-2-1, 15 KOs) and Jono Carroll (16-1-1, 3 KOs) will aim to move into position to get World title shots in the winter.

Former Uzbek amateur star Shakhram Giyasov (8-0, 6 KOs) faces a step-up in his ninth fight over ten rounds against former World champion Darleys Perez (34-4-2, 22 KOs), and young Mexican talents Alexis Espino (3-0, 2 KOs) and Diego Pacheco (4-0, 3 KOs) continue their pro journeys on home turf.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Ulver on 08-20-2019

[QUOTE=hitmanjosh;20000332]They didn't give you headlines for fighting bums, but now they build you up that way and market you for doing it! Boxing is a joke[/QUOTE] Yeah, just look at the "lineal champion" fighting Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin for…

Comment by Mammoth on 08-20-2019

Not the best fight. Activity is important at this stage so it'd be nice if they got him out two more times after this in 2019.

Comment by hitmanjosh on 08-20-2019

They didn't give you headlines for fighting bums, but now they build you up that way and market you for doing it! Boxing is a joke

Comment by juggernaut666 on 08-20-2019

Fireworks need another guy capable of lighting his own ? lol This will just be a one side light show.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (4)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Josh Taylor Eyes 140 Lb. Undisputed Status Vs Ramirez, Then Move To 147 Boxing Without Boxing: Roberto Duran vs. Iran Barkley - 02/24/89 Fabiana Bytyqi, WBC Champion, Diagnosed With Coronavirus Ricky Burns Not Ready To Retire, Motivated To Continue Career Dominic Breazeale Confident He Would Knock Dillian Whyte Out Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler - Boxing Classic Turns 33 Lewis Explains Why Holyfield, Not Mercer, is Toughest Career 'Opponent' Berchelt Eager For Valdez, Then Wants Lomachenko Showdown NHS Medical Director Shakes Head at Amir Khan Linking Coronavirus With 5G Rollout Nigel Benn's Brother Dies From Coronavirus Battle Jeff Horn: Pandemic Could Reduce Number of Fights I'll Do Before I Retire Mike Tyson Once Offered Zookeeper $10,000 To Fight Gorilla Pulev To Donate Half His Purse From Joshua Fight To Help Battle Coronavirus WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Sugar Ray Robinson Blasts Winky Wright in Six Robert Garcia Making Most Of Downtime During COVID-19 Crisis GBP Prez: Garcia, Ortiz To Become Breakout Stars, Will Take Adjusting With Schedule Porter: Best Must Fight Best When We Come Back To Contend With NFL, NBA Vergil Ortiz: I Can Stay At Welterweight Another 2-3 Years Andrade: I Would Definitely Love To Take Derevyanchenko Fight Spence's Trainer: Haymon Made Arum, Matchroom Pay Fighters What They're Worth Daily Bread Mailbag - Extra Edition: Pernell Whitaker, Ducked Fighters, More Frank Warren Discusses The Current Trying Time in Boxing Cyborg Says Her Next Fight Might Be in Boxing, Eyes Braekhus Russian Boxing Federation Helping Thousands During Coronavirus Pandemic Carl Frampton Staying Very Active, Praises New Home Training Kit Impact Boxing Plans To Give Back With Free Event For Fans Joshua Gives Boost To Jos Buttler's Campaign To Battle Coronavirus Muhammad Ali, Ted Williams, and Time Lost Joshua Backs Mike Tyson To Beat Muhammad Ali, Explains Why Jeff Horn Prefers Large Crowd Over Closed Doors For Tszyu Bout Amir Khan Explains Wild Conspiracy Theory Linking Coronavirus With 5G Rollout Tiger King Mike Tyson Regrets Owning Big Cats: I Was Doing The Wrong Sh-t WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Winky Wright Stops Carlos Monzon in Eight Mayweather's Daughter Arrested For Felony Aggravated Assault Callum Smith: We Were Never Going To Get The Canelo Fight Fernando Vargas: Canelo Already One of The All-Time Mexican Greats Jacobs: Gabe Rosado Is Envious; Being Gatekeeper Doesn't Sit Well With Him Salita: Braekhus 'Definitely Not Interested' In Fighting Claressa Shields Vergil Ortiz: I Want To Beat Errol Spence In His Prime By 2022 Ryan Garcia: Beating Gervonta Davis Will Turn Me Into Muhammad Ali
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement