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Filip Hrgovic vs. Ytalo Perea on December 8t in Zagreb

Filip Hrgovic (6-0, 5 KOs) continues his World title charge on December 8 as the Croatian boxing sensation defends his WBC International title against Ecuador’s Ytalo Perea (11-3-2, 7 KOs) at the KC Dražen Petrovi? in Zagreb.
 
Hrgovi? secured the WBC International belt with a spectacular third-round stoppage win over Amir Mansour on September 8 at the Arena Zagreb, and the Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist has vowed to deliver another impressive performance as he returns to the Croatian capital for his maiden defence.
 
"I am pleased to have my next opponent confirmed,” said Hrgovic. “Perea is a good boxer with a strong amateur pedigree and I expect him to provide a tough test. He's shared the ring with some good boxers and he’s never been stopped.
 
“I look forward to the challenge and I look forward to fighting again in Zagreb. With the support of the Croatian people, I believe I will reach the top of the heavyweight division, and I promise to deliver them another entertaining fight and a great victory on December 8 at the KC Dražen Petrovi?."

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Perea claimed gold at the 2011 Pan American games and defeated Dominic Breazeale and Simon Kean on his way to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics where he lost out to the Beijing 2008 Gold Medallist Roberto Cammarelle.
 
In the professional ranks, Perea has recorded eleven victories including seven knockouts, and has gone the distance with former World Champion Guillermo Jones and highly-rated Polish heavyweight Adam Kownacki.
 
“I am excited to come to Croatia to fight Filip Hrgovi?,” said Perea. “I have travelled the world fighting as an amateur so I have no fear facing him in his backyard. I have watched his fights and I know he’s a good boxer, but I’m confident I will win. He has never fought anyone like me before!”
 
Zeljko Karajica, CEO of 7Sports, the sports unit of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Managing Director of the operating event agency MMP Event GmbH, says fans should expect a ‘spectacular’ fight between the warring heavyweights.
 
“We’re delighted to announce Filip Hrgovi? versus Ytalo Perea for the WBC International title,” said Karajica. “This promises to be a spectacular contest and a great main event for our fight night at the KC Dražen Petrovi?”

Promoter Nisse Sauerland, of Team Sauerland, says he believes Perea can provide a stern test and an important victory for Hrgovi? as he looks to manoeuvre his heavyweight hope into World title contention. 

“This will be another good step up for Filip,” said Sauerland. “Perea has an impressive amateur pedigree and has proven he can mix it at a high level as a professional. Filip is currently ranked top twenty with the WBC, WBO and WBA, and a victory on December 8 will further boost his World title credentials.”
 
The WBC International Heavyweight Championship contest between Filip Hrgovi? and Ytalo Perea will top an action-packed fight card at the KC Dražen Petrovi? on December 8 with a full undercard set to be announced.
 
Tickets start from 150 KN and are available online via www.eventim.hr. All the action will be broadcast live and exclusive on RTL in Croatia.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Vinnykin on 11-18-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;19281194]De Mori is your daddy so obviously you gonna big him up like he's second coming of Tyson. You are really funny, boy :lol1:[/QUOTE] Mark De Mori is a top ten heavyweight using your logic, you absolute spastic. A guy…

Comment by Vinnykin on 11-18-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;19272647]This too, people have selective memories on here and rate Hrgovic over Joyce who supposedly has no skills but has a win over him ,which is right in line with this forum...lol Prospects aren't olympic champions at 33 either who…

Comment by Boksfan on 11-18-2018

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;19281184]Mark De Mori was a top ten HW in your world view lol[/QUOTE] De Mori is your daddy so obviously you gonna big him up like he's second coming of Tyson. You are really funny, boy :lol1:

Comment by Boksfan on 11-18-2018

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;19281182]I DON'T CARE ABOUT SANCTIONING BODIES RANKINGS! Joyce is away to fight for the British title, has never fought above that level..... go and take your rankings and pretend like you know what you are talking about. Not even British…

Comment by Vinnykin on 11-18-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;19281148]Listen retard, go check sanctioning bodies rankings and you'll see Joyce is top 10. Bytches like you don't even watch boxing I swear :lol1:[/QUOTE] Mark De Mori was a top ten HW in your world view lol

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