Heavyweight title contender Michael Hunter plans to battle the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury winner as he believes he is worthy of getting a world title shot. Recently Fury and Joshua have signed a contract to fight each other to unify the heavyweight title.
However, Hunter is set to fight unbeaten Filip Hrgovic for a final eliminator match. The IBF is working to determine the next mandatory contender for Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight crown. With that note, IBF has ordered the Hunter vs Hrgovic fight. It will be considered as Hrgovic’s fight of his career.
IBF has planned to put Hunter vs Hrgovic winner with Fury vs Tyson winner for IBF world champion title. Although IBF has not officially announced their plan, The Bountry seems completely okay with that. He talked with the sky sports about that.
Hunter thinks the upcoming fights are a great opportunity for him. “I think I have the opportunity to claim what’s rightfully mine and put it out there, and shine,” Hunter told Sky Sports. The 32-year-old also thinks that he is the only worthy contender for the world heavyweight title.
When is the Michael Hunter vs Filip Hrgovic fight?
After reviewing IBF’s order, the New Jersey-based sanctioning body has ordered a heavyweight boxing fight between No. 5 ranked Hrgovic and No. 4 ranked Hunter. They accepted the bout on February 27 and Croatian boxer Filip Hrgovic posted a poster of the two boxers.
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Although the date is yet to announce, the heavyweight battle could take place after the Fury Joshua fight. For both boxers, this fight will be a chance for a direct path to the title.
The boxing fans will see some delightful full fights this year. But the world title fight might not take place in 2021 as the previous two fights are yet to get a date. So, 2022 could be the year for the IBF world heavyweight championship title.
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