Filip Hrgovic

Filip Hrgovic: “I want to fight the best in the division.”

Matchroom Boxing’s Filip Hrgovic (9-0 7 KOs) has called his shot coming into his fight at the Clash on the Dunes this weekend. The heavyweight takes on Eric Molina (27-5 19 KOs) on the legendary card.

Hrgovic is looking for his 10th professional win and Molina, a two time world title challenger, presents a tough challenge for the Croatian.

Hrgović is fighting on the biggest event of his career. Being on the undercard of Ruiz-Joshua 2, Hrgović is super optimistic about being on the big stage

“It feels great to be here in Saudi Arabia,” said Hrgović, who took part in a public workout last night with his coach Pedro Diaz. “I’m looking forward to fighting on such a big event. The whole world will be watching so this is a big opportunity for me to show everybody what I can do, and prove I’m ready to fight the best!”

Filip Hrgović believes he’s has had the best training camp of his career. He says, “I’ve had a great training camp. I spent four weeks in Zagreb with my conditioning coach, Igor Cordas, and boxing coach, Yousef Hasan, followed by eight weeks in Miami with Pedro Diaz. We trained like never before.”

Hrgović isn’t worried about the travel, however. He believes a boxing match is a boxing match anywhere in the world.

“To be a World Champion you have to be willing to fight all over the world. It is part of the job, and as I always say a ring is a ring no matter where it is. I’ve boxed all over the world as an amateur and I’m excited to fight in Saudi Arabia.”

Filip Hrgovic on the fast track

The heavyweight prospect seems to be on the fast track by his promoters and manager. “I’m very satisfied with how my career is going. To have my tenth fight on such a big event is like a dream and I would like to thank my promoter Team Sauerland, Matchroom Boxing and my manager Zeljko Karajica for doing a great job.

Filip Hrgovic feels like he’s ready for the big show. He wants the big names. He even offered to step in to face Derek Chisora in short notice when Joseph Parker pulled out.

“I have always said I want to fight the best in the division and me and my team will not avoid anyone. We offered Chisora to fight me when Joseph Parker cancelled their fight and they refused so I would like to fight him next.”

Be sure to catch Filip Hrgović this weekend as he fights on the undercard of Ruiz-Joshua 2.