Croatian boxer Filip Hrgović, the WBC International Heavyweight Champion, defended his title and maintained his unblemished record after knocking out Mexican boxer Mario Heredia on Saturday.
Hrgović, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, now has 9 wins, 7 by KO, after knocking out Mario Heredia at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, last night.
"I didn't perform well during the first two rounds," said Hrgović following the match, "my legs were dead." Luckily, he said he was able to hold on till the end when he felt his opponent was going down in the third round.
Heredria, who entered the bout with 16 career wins, including 13 KOs, was knocked-out early in the third round when the Croat broke out of his upright and stiff stance and unleashed a series of powerful blows to topple the Mexican fighter.
"Give me the strongest in the world. Give me a big name, give me the someone dangerous," said the big Croat as he expressed his desire to prove himself against the best fighters in the world.
Hrgović’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, said that 2019 was all about making the boxing world aware of Hrgović and his ambition to take on the best heavyweights. A great opportunity in this regard could happen on December 7th in Saudi Arabia if he manages to get a fight on the much anticipated Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz card.
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