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Who won Hrgovic vs Zhang?
Filip Hrgovic beat Zhilei Zhang by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 115-112, 114-113 in favor of winner Filip Hrgovic.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk beating Anthony Joshua for the IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Callum Smith beat Mathieu Bauderlique for the WBA World Light Heavyweight belt, Badou Jack defeated Richard Rivera, Andrew Tabiti was victorious over James Wilson and Ben Whittaker beat Petar Nosic.
Hrgovic vs Zhang stats
Filip Hrgovic stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zhilei Zhang made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 1 draw, with 19 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Hrgovic had a slight advantage in power over Zhang, with a 86% knock out percentage over Zhang's 79%.
Filip Hrgovic was the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.
Filip Hrgovic fought out of the orthodox stance, while Zhilei Zhang was a southpaw.
Hrgovic was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 1 month later than Zhang, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 23 less professional rounds, 61 to Zhang's 84.
Filip Hrgovic went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Zhilei Zhang was ranked number 6 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Hrgovic vs Zhang form
Hrgovic remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Emir Ahmatovic on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Marko Radonjic on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rydell Booker on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Before that, he had beat Alexandre Kartozia on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Struer Arena, Struer, Denmark.
He had defeated Eric Molina on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Zhang had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Scott Alexander on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Craig Lewis on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Jerry Forrest on 27th February 2021 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.
Before that, he had defeated Devin Vargas on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
He had beat Andriy Rudenko on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Filip Hrgovic had been fighting more than Zhilei Zhang.
Going to this contest, Filip Hrgovic had last fought 1 year and 5 days ago, while Zhilei Zhang's last outing had been 7 months and 2 days ago.
Hrgovic's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Zhang's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
What time did Hrgovic vs Zhang start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM BST in the UK.
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Filip Hrgovic - KO||48.28%|
|Zhilei Zhang - Decision||17.24%|
|Zhilei Zhang - KO||17.24%|
|Filip Hrgovic - Decision||17.24%|
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