Eddie Hearn Wins Purse Bid for Filip Hrgovic vs Michael Hunter Fight

Published 04/21/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Eddie Hearn ranks among the biggest promoters of boxing today. Hearn has some of the biggest names under his Matchroom Sport banner, including the likes of Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez, and Gennady Golovkin. Hearn always looks to present the best matchups for boxing fans and roots for lining up the toughest of contenders against each other. That said, the Matchroom supremo recently won the purse bids for an electrifying matchup in the form of Filip Hrgovic and Michael Hunter.

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He shared this delightful news on his official Twitter handle and put the boxing fans in a frenzy.

“Delighted to win the purse bid for @Filip_Hrgovic v @MichaelHunterII – IBF final eliminator – big fight!!! @SauerlandBros,” he wrote. 

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The matchup between Michael Hunter and Filip Hrgovic was in the works for a long time. Both of them were hungry to claim a shot towards the IBF heavyweight gold, and this fight will finally act as an eliminator for the pair.

Also, the current IBF heavyweight king, Anthony Joshua, is sealed in for an undisputed title fight with fellow Brit Tyson Fury. Considering that, none of the contenders in the heavyweight roster will get a chance towards the world title until the duo fights each other and settles on a true winner.

That said, Filip Hrgovic and Michael Hunter have earned a massive opportunity to make themselves viable in the title shot race.

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Filip Hrgovic or Michael Hunter: who’ll come out on top in this fight?

Both Hrgovic and Hunter are absolute demolishers in the big men’s division. In fact, the Croatian Hrgovic will put his undefeated stint coupled with his extensive knockout power in this fight. He holds 83.33% knockout power, which is more than Hunter’s 61.9%.

However, ‘The Bounty’ possesses some stern in-ring IQ and has the ability to take the fight deep.

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Both the boxers bring in some exuberant prowess in this fight, and this makes it an absolute must-watch fight.

This fight has all the ingredients to lure the fans, thus go down as one of the best heavyweight clashes of 2021.

Hrgovic or Hunter? Who will you be rooting for in this contest?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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