Filip Hrgovic’s promoter, Kalle Sauerland, has spoken to Boxing Social about the place his man finds himself when it comes to his subsequent struggle and a shot on the heavyweight title.
The IBF lately ordering their necessary challenger – Hrgovic – to face champion – Oleksandr Usyk – made the headlines as a result of it will stand in the way in which of an undisputed bout between Usyk and Tyson Fury.
After some uncertainty, the sanctioning physique launched a press release confirming that this could not be the case. It mentioned that the WBA had been first in an agreed rotation of mandatories, that means Hrgovic gained’t get a shot till Daniel Dubois has had one.
It’s believed then that Fury and Usyk will probably be free to proceed with their legacy-defining contest provided that Dubois shares a promoter with Fury in Frank Warren.
When requested by Boxing Social about the place it left Hrgovic, Sauerland mentioned it will change into clear very quickly.
“That IBF scenario I’m not going to touch upon, as a result of there’s one thing ongoing. That will probably be very clear within the subsequent couple of days. No extra touch upon Filip Hrgovic.”
When pressed on if he believed the necessary may very well be referred to as and cease the undisputed struggle for now, Sauerland had this to say:
“I don’t assume it’s about stopping the undisputed struggle, I believe it’s simply in regards to the readability of place of Filip Hrgovic. [The mandatory challenger position can’t be rescinded] as a result of he’s boxed a closing eliminator and that’s what the scenario is.”
Lastly, when requested if his fighter was within the combine to face Anthony Joshua on April 1, the promoter stored silent – neither confirming nor denying. A word of specific curiosity to those that are keenly awaiting ‘AJ’s announcement, as Hrgovic would undeniably be a harder check than most of the names at the moment floating round.
If the struggle does materialise, a win, in idea, might put Joshua in prime place for an opportunity at changing into three-time heavyweight champion.
No matter unfolds, it’s by no means been clearer that the heavyweight division is in an thrilling place with not solely an undisputed struggle across the nook, however loads of world-level operators in ready for the aftermath.