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Oleksandr Usyk vs Filip Hrgovic preview
When is Usyk vs Hrgovic?
Oleksandr Usyk could face the challenge of Filip Hrgovic in Summer 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Usyk vs Hrgovic stats
Oleksandr Usyk would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Filip Hrgovic would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Hrgovic would have advantage in power over Usyk, with a 80% knock out percentage over Usyk's 65%.
Oleksandr Usyk is the older man by 5 years, at 36 years old.
Hrgovic has a height advantage of 3 inches over Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk fights out of the southpaw stance, while Filip Hrgovic is an orthodox fighter.
Usyk is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 10 months earlier than Hrgovic, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 107 more professional rounds, 168 to Hrgovic's 61.
Filip Hrgovic is currently ranked number 7 by the WBA, 9 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF and 10 by the RING in the 201lb division.
Usyk vs Hrgovic form
Usyk remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Anthony Joshua on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had beat Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
He had defeated Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Hrgovic remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Zhilei Zhang on 20th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had won against Emir Ahmatovic on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Marko Radonjic on 10th September 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Before that, he had beat Rydell Booker on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
He had won against Alexandre Kartozia on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at Struer Arena, Struer, Denmark.
In terms of recent activity, Filip Hrgovic has been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Oleksandr Usyk last fought 9 months and 22 days ago, while Filip Hrgovic's last outing was 9 months and 22 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Hrgovic's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Usyk vs Hrgovic?
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I really hope not.
Hrgovic is now IBF mandatory :-/