Filip Hrgovic has made his prediction for who will be the long-awaited undisputed heavyweight champion when Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off on February 17.
Hrgovic was in action on the Day Of Reckoning card this past weekend against Mark De Mori, easily outclassing his opponent in a one-sided first round stoppage win.
The Croatian heavyweight has won 14 of his 17 fights by knockout and has distance wins over the likes of Zhilei Zhang and Kevin Johnson.
Speaking to Boxing Social, he was asked who he thinks will win the first undisputed fight in some 24 years.
“I believe Usyk. I think it’s a 50-50 fight, hard fight for both of them but I give Usyk a little bit the edge in this fight because he’s always in great shape, has great footwork, throws a lot of punches, really good fighter.”
Hrgovic was one of many big names that picked up wins on the card in Saudi Arabia recently, as Anthony Joshua defeated Otto Wallin, Joseph Parker upset Deontay Wilder, and Daniel Dubois stopped Jarrell Miller.
The Joshua win makes him number two with the IBF, meaning that if that particular title is stripped from the Fury-Usyk winner due to a rematch clause preventing a mandatory defence, Hrgovic may just face ‘AJ’ for the vacant belt.