Promoter Kalle Sauerland hopes Filip Hrgovic will face Luis Ortiz in a final eliminator following the Cuban’s stoppage win over Charles Martin at the weekend.
Ortiz, down twice in the fight, kept his composure and halted Martin in the sixth round. Prior to their bout, Martin held a number one ranking with the IBF.
With Hrgovic placed at number two and keen to secure a world title shot, Sauerland says the Croatian is relishing the thought of facing Ortiz. The IBF have also now invited both fighters to take part in a final eliminator, with a three-day deadline to accept, according to BoxingScene.
“They are well known to us and we’ve worked with them before,” Sauerland told Sky Sports. “That’s something that we’ll be doing in the next days.
“There’s always that purse bid scenario as well, of course. I think not only will he [Hrgovic] make a statement beating Ortiz, but of course, the reward is a crack at the world title and that’s always been the mission.
“That’s something that Filip is going to absolutely take with both hands, so he’s delighted, we’re delighted, and we’re looking forward to putting on a great fight.”