Filip Hrgovic. Picture by Maja Bota
Unbeaten heavyweights Filip Hrgović (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marko Radonjic (22-0, 22 KOs) conflict in a ‘Battle of the Giants’ on September 10 on the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria for the IBF Worldwide Heavyweight Title, stay on RTL in Croatia and on DAZN in over 190 nations and territories worldwide.
Hrgović, the 29-year-old from Zagreb, Croatia, is without doubt one of the most feared fighters within the Heavyweight division. He returns to motion following a sensational knockout win over American Heavyweight Rydell Booker on November 7 on the Seminole Onerous Rock Resort & On line casino in Hollywood, Florida. The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist has his sights set on a World Title combat with IBF ruler Anthony Joshua however is aware of he should first overcome Radonjic as he makes the maiden defence of his IBF Worldwide crown.
Radonjic, who is named the ‘Montenegro Hammer’, holds an unimaginable report of twenty-two knockout wins from 22 contests. The 31-year-old from Cetinje, Montenegro, will face his hardest check in opposition to Hrgović, a person many are tipping as a future World Champion, however is assured of sustaining his good report and taking residence the IBF Worldwide strap.
“That is going to be an important combat between two prime Heavyweights,” stated Hrgović. “I’ve numerous respect for Radonjic for taking this combat when many wouldn’t. I’m excited to field on the Wörthersee Stadion. I anticipate numerous Croatians to journey to help me and I sit up for combating in entrance of the Austrian followers too. Radonjic has an excellent report, he has gained all his fights by knockout, however he has by no means combat anybody like me. On September 10, he’ll really feel my energy and the ‘Montenegro Hammer’ will fall!”
“Filip Hrgović is a superb fighter and I’m actually trying ahead to combating him,” says Radonjic. “Will probably be an thrilling combat between two large punching Heavyweights. I do know Hrgović is an effective boxer however I’m assured I can beat him. I’ll take the IBF Worldwide Title residence with me. The ‘Montenegro Hammer’ is coming to win!”
The IBF Worldwide Heavyweight Title contest between Filip Hrgović and Marko Radonjic headlines an action-packed occasion on the Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria promoted by Wasserman Boxing and Matchroom Boxing in affiliation with SEH Sports activities and Leisure Holding.
Kalle Sauerland, Head of World Boxing at Wasserman, stated: “We’re delighted to convey the ‘Battle of the Giants’ to the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt. That is going to be a sensational night time of heavyweight motion. Filip Hrgović is probably the most prevented heavyweight on the planet. He’s the person nobody needs to combat and for good motive! Within the reverse nook, we have now the ‘Montenegro Hammer’, one other unbeaten fighter with an ideal report of twenty-two fights and 22 knockouts. This can be a actual deal with for boxing followers. Two prime heavyweights with dynamite of their fists. This combat isn’t going the space. Anticipate fireworks on September 10!”
Matchroom Sport Chairman, Eddie Hearn, stated: “Filip Hrgović is without doubt one of the most prevented males within the Heavyweight division and discovering an opponent with the braveness to step within the ring with him has been a problem. Just about the entire of the IBF prime 15 turned down the chance to face him in a Ultimate Eliminator. It’s nice to see the Croatian contender again in motion in opposition to the undefeated ‘Montenegro Hammer’ Marko Radonjic. Each males maintain good information and I’m anticipating an explosive Heavyweight combat in Austria on September 10.”
Zeljko Karajica for SEH Sports activities and Leisure Holding, stated: “Filip has been coaching onerous these final months and might’t wait to enter the Wörthersee Stadium. There are numerous Croatians dwelling round Klagenfurt who might be there to help him and lots of extra travelling from Croatia. The followers can sit up for one other explosive efficiency from Filip as he exhibits why he’s probably the most thrilling fighter within the heavyweight division right now.”
Tickets are on sale now and obtainable through https://www.snapticket-live.de/battleofthegiants
Press launch courtesy of Matchroom Boxing.