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Filip Hrgovic vs. Kevin Johnson Now Set at KC Drazen Petrovic

Filip Hrgovic (6-0, 5 KOs) has a new opponent set for his heavyweight showdown on Saturday at the KC Drazen Petrovic with former World title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (32-11-1, 16 KOs) replacing Ytalo Perea.
 
Perea was due to arrive in Zagreb on Tuesday, but did not make his scheduled connection from Bogota. Later, it became apparent, despite previous assurances, that he did not possess the necessary documents to travel.
 
With no time to spare, the call went out for a suitable replacement, and Johnson, currently based in Germany, where he recorded a knockout win last Saturday, was placed on standby earlier this week and arrived in Zagreb today.

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Johnson, from New Jersey, USA, challenged Vitali Klitschko for the WBC World title, and has since gone on to share the ring with a number of modern heavyweight greats including Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
 
“I'm feeling good,” said Johnson. “I’m coming off a knockout win last weekend and I’m still in that fighting mood. I’m in great shape and I’m ready to go.

"I didn’t have to think twice when I was offered the fight. Hrgovi? doesn’t worry me. I’ve been in there with the best, and he’s not the best, so why should I worry about him?
 
“He’s been training for something completely different so who knows what’s going to happen when we meet in the middle of the ring. It’s hard to predict, but if the opportunity for a knockout comes, I’m going to take it.
 
“He’s going to need all the support he can get come Saturday because if he doesn't, there’s going to be a big upset, and whatever the outcome, one thing’s for sure, the fans are going to get their money’s worth, I can guarantee that!"
 
“Obviously, it’s not ideal for Filip to have such a late change of opponent, but due to the circumstances, we were left with no other option,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland.

“We are, however, delighted to have secured such a high profile replacement. Kevin Johnson has fought the best out there. He always puts on a great show, and I’m sure the fans at the KC Drazen Petrivic will not be disappointed.”
 
Filip Hrgovi? vs. Kevin Johnson tops an action-packed fight card at the KC Dražen Petrovi? in Zagreb on Saturday, which also features Croatian female star Ivana Habazin in a rematch with Eva Bajic and a full supporting undercard.
 
Tickets start from 150 KN and are available online via http://www.eventim.hr. All the action will be broadcast live and exclusive on RTL in Croatia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Adamsc151 on 12-07-2018

The question being; is Hrgovic going to do a Joshua, or a Dubois? He wins either way, Kevin Johnson is a well-paid heavy bag these days.

Comment by joe strong on 12-06-2018

The usual Kingpin will show up. Jab, jab, hang on the ropes, bob & weave, jab, clinch, bob & weave, jab... He will throw 5 jabs a round, take some shots & make Hrgovic work for 10 rounds. 100-90 scorecard.…

Comment by pillowfists98 on 12-06-2018

Kevin Johnson just keeps going. He's fought Klitschko, Fury, Hammer, Charr, Chisora, Joshua, Pulev, Ruiz and Dubois. Of course he's lost to all of them but at least he's getting paid I guess.

Comment by BigZ44 on 12-06-2018

Hrgovic wins every second of every round as Kingpin shows up just to survive like always

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 12-06-2018

I'd be surprised if Johnson throws a power shot..hrgovic by ud

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