Filip Hrgovic vs Martin Bakole Targeted for April 2021

Published 01/21/2021, 1:56 AM EST


The undefeated Filip Hrgovic is eyeing a return to the ring before mid-2021. He is in talks with Martin Bakole for a heavyweight clash, as early as April 2021.

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Dan Rafael reported that the pair are in serious discussions over scheduling a fight for spring. He even rolled out the speculated dates for this fight, which is April 17 or 24.

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The pair is keen on securing a rank in the top-10 of the heavyweight roster. That said, this fight is extremely vital for the duo as they aim to mold their careers and become worthy championship contenders.

The Croatian Hrgovic is cited among the finest heavyweight prospects and has a 12-0 (10 KO) track-record. The 28-year-old fought twice in 2020 and finished both his opponents via T/KO. The ‘Stone Man’ has an astonishing reach (77″) and capitalizes on this juncture over fellow combatants.

On the flip side, Martin Bakole’s career graph has only increased in the past couple of years. After his first and only loss in 2018, Bakole has secured 5 consecutive wins to solidify his resume. He last fought on the Joshua vs Pulev card in December, wherein he dominated Sergey Kuzmin for a unanimous decision win.

Given the form of both fighters, fans will be in for an absolute treat in the spring.

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Filip Hrgovic vs Martin Bakole, one of the best heavyweight fights of 2021?

This year seems to be a promising one for the sport of boxing. Many big-wigs and underrated fighters will storm into the ring to put on a show for the mammoth fanbase. Out of all the charismatic fights supposed to take place this year, Hrgovic vs Bakole pins itself as a must-watch contest this year.

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Although the fight isn’t official yet, it promises to be an absolute blinder, as it will feature two resilient fighters in their prime.

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Hrgovic will be keen on improving his undefeated reign, whereas Bakole will look to vanquish the Croatian boxer to enter the top-10.

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Who will you like to root for in this fight? Hrgovic or Bakole?

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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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