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When is Ortiz vs Hrgovic?
Luis Ortiz could face Filip Hrgovic in Spring 2022 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
The contest would be a final eliminator for the IBF heavyweight championship of the world.
Ortiz vs Hrgovic stats
Luis Ortiz would step into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Filip Hrgovic would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Hrgovic would have a slight advantage in power over Ortiz, with a 86% knock out percentage over Ortiz's 85%.
Luis Ortiz is the older man by 13 years, at 43 years old.
Hrgovic has a height advantage of 2 inches over Ortiz.
Luis Ortiz fights out of the southpaw stance, while Filip Hrgovic is an orthodox fighter.
Ortiz is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 7 months earlier than Hrgovic, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 119 more professional rounds, 168 to Hrgovic's 49.
Luis Ortiz goes into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 2 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at heavyweight.
Filip Hrgovic is currently ranked number 14 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 9 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Ortiz vs Hrgovic form
Ortiz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Charles Martin on 1st January 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Travis Kauffman on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Staples Center, LA.
Filip Hrgovic remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 defeated Alexandre Kartozia on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Struer Arena, Struer, Denmark.
He had beat Eric Molina on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
In terms of recent activity, Filip Hrgovic has been fighting more than Luis Ortiz.
Luis Ortiz last fought 7 months and 15 days ago, while Filip Hrgovic's last outing was 8 months and 12 days ago.
Ortiz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Hrgovic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Ortiz vs Hrgovic?
Filip Hrgovic is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Luis Ortiz if you fancy the incredible upset.