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Daniel Dubois Calls Out Filip Hrgovic for High-Stakes Showdown in Riyadh

Daniel Dubois has thrown down the gauntlet to IBF heavyweight mandatory Filip Hrgovic, aiming for a showdown on the March 8th Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou undercard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Call for me: Dubois issues a challenge for Hrgovic
Call for me: Dubois issues a challenge for Hrgovic

Coming off a stunning tenth-round knockout of Jarrell Miller, Dubois (20-2, 19 KOs) is eyeing a clash with the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Hrgovic (17-0, 14 KOs). With Hrgovic inching closer to a world title shot, it's uncertain if he'll risk facing the formidable Dubois, especially with the looming undisputed title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on May 18th. However, Turki Alalshikh's influence could sway Hrgovic to accept the challenging bout.


Dubois, showcasing confidence and power against Miller, seems too formidable a challenge for Hrgovic, hinting at a potential knockout victory.

Dubois confident in his abilities in facing Hrgovic
Dubois confident in his abilities in facing Hrgovic

Despite Hrgovic's punching prowess, Dubois's size and body shots pose a significant threat, especially given Hrgovic's recent shaky performances against Demsey McKean and Zhilei Zhang. The latter fight, in particular, stirred controversy, with many believing Zhang deserved the win.


Dubois, too, faced controversy in his bout against Usyk, with a crucial punch deemed a low blow, though replays suggested otherwise. As Dubois calls out Hrgovic, the boxing world watches, anticipating whether this compelling matchup will materialize on the grand stage in Riyadh.


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