As expected, the IBF heavyweight closing eliminator between high prospect Filip Hrgovic and harmful contender Michael Hunter went to a handbag bid right this moment, and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing emerged victorious.
Neither a date nor a location has but been revealed. DAZN already has just a few summer season dates put aside for fights like Jaime Munguia vs. TBA and Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna, so it wouldn’t be too stunning to see this struggle tag alongside.
As we’ve talked about, it is a stable matchup between Olympic veterans; Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KO) rebounded from a disappointing London run and a sluggish professional cruiserweight begin to grow to be a real contender at heavyweight, whereas Rio bronze medalist Hrgovic (12-0, 10 KO) passes the attention check however is due for a step up in competitors.
As we’ve additionally talked about, it’ll in all probability be some time earlier than winner really will get his title shot. Of the 4 main sanctioning our bodies, the IBF had the latest heavyweight necessary when Anthony Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev, pushing them to the again of the queue for the eventual undisputed champ. Mix the logjam of contenders with the near-certainty that we’re going to get a Joshua-Fury rematch no matter final result and also you get an extended delay.