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Who won Hrgovic vs Molina?
Filip Hrgovic beat Eric Molina by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 7th December 2019 at Diriyah Arena in Diriyah.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Andy Ruiz Jr losing to Anthony Joshua for the IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Alexander Povetkin beat Michael Hunter, Dillian Whyte defeated Mariusz Wach and Mahammadrasul Majidov was victorious over Tom Little.
Hrgovic vs Molina stats
Back in December 2019, Filip Hrgovic stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Eric Molina made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hrgovic had a slight advantage in power over Molina, with a 78% knock out percentage over Molina's 70%.
Filip Hrgovic was the younger man by 10 years, at 28 years old.
Hrgovic had a height advantage of 2 inches over Molina. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Filip Hrgovic & Eric Molina fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hrgovic was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 6 months later than Molina, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 92 less professional rounds, 73 to Molina's 165.
Filip Hrgovic went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC and 9 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Hrgovic vs Molina form
Hrgovic remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Mario Heredia on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Centro de Usos Multiples, Sonora, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Gregory Corbin on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kevin Johnson on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at KC Drazen Petrovic, Zagreb, Croatia.
Before that, he had defeated Amir Mansour on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Arena Zagreb, Zagreb.
He had won against Filiberto Tovar on 9th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Postpalast, Bayern, Germany.
Eric Molina had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Dominic Breazeale on 4th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Tomasz Adamek on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 10th round at Tauron Arena, Krakow, Poland.
Before that, he had beat Tomasz Adamek on 2nd April 2016 by knockout in the 10th round at Tauron Arena, Krakow.
He had won against Rodricka Ray on 10th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Boggus Ford Center, Pharr, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Filip Hrgovic had been fighting more than Eric Molina.
Going to this contest, Filip Hrgovic had last fought 3 months and 13 days ago, while Eric Molina's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 3 days ago.
Hrgovic's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Molina's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Hrgovic vs Molina start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 5:10 PM UTC at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, which was 12:10 PM EST or 9:10 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:10 PM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hrgovic vs Molina?
Filip Hrgovic was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Eric Molina made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.