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Hrgovic Would Fight Joshua Tomorrow if Deal Came, Says Promoter

Undefeated heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic is ready for all comers, according to his promoter Nisse Sauerland.

And he's even willing to face, right now, unified world champion Anthony Joshua.

Hrgovic, a 2016 Olympic bronze medal winner, was in action back in December when he blew away Eric Molina in three rounds.

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Hrgovic has already clawed his way to the number six position in the IBF's rankings.

The IBF's current mandatory challenger, which is Kubrat Pulev, is scheduled to face Joshua next.

Hrgovic is hoping to eventually get his hands on Joshua - which is why the boxer signed a co-promotional deal with Eddie Hearn, who also guides Joshua's career.

"He was sparring the likes of David Haye at a very early age," Sauerland told Sky Sports. "He's been in the WSB (World Series of Boxing), he's been in the Olympics. As far as pedigree goes, he's got an A+.

"As far as ambitions go, it's backed up by that pedigree. He believes he can beat Joshua - and so do we. But it's just a question of getting those fights, and we will. We just have to be patient and plan our route effectively.

"If the Joshua fight came tomorrow, he'd take it for the right conditions, but I've said this a million times: 'why would they fight him?' He needs to get into a position where no-one can get away from fighting him. Filip will just come at you. Sometimes with heavyweights, maybe they don't have that malice, that naturally aggressive nature, which he does."

Provided Joshua defeats Pulev, he will then look for the winner of the upcoming trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder - which is going to have the WBC's world title at stake.

Hrgovic will likely have to get himself in a mandatory position to force a world title shot.

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Comment by LDBC Slayer on 06-13-2020

This is a dumb comment Oh would he really, hrgovicvs promoter A guy earning like 50k a fight would take a multimillion pound payday if offered? Shocking revelations

Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-13-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20592520]You call Dubois dubious yet you mention Gorman by his actual name, a guy who many "experts" thought would school Dubois because he was deemed too slow, too stiff and not a good enough boxer and he decimated Gorman. Does…

Comment by theface07 on 06-05-2020

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20592601]Losing to top 10 Hunter is not exposed.[/QUOTE] It is certainly a good indication of where is it at as a pro. Bakole looked absolutely horrible in that fight. Stiff and robotic to the point where it made Joyce look…

Comment by BangEM on 06-03-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20592526]Wow, if Hrgovic is really ducking Bakole that's pretty sad because Bakole has already been exposed. What proof do you have of that?[/QUOTE] Just google Bakole calls out Hrgovic. Hrgovic’s excuse is that he’s going to the Olympics. But now…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 06-03-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20592526]Wow, if Hrgovic is really ducking Bakole that's pretty sad because Bakole has already been exposed. What proof do you have of that?[/QUOTE] Losing to top 10 Hunter is not exposed.

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