Hrgović Blasts Out Ahmatovic In Three Rounds
Croatian Heavyweight sensation Filip Hrgović (14-0, 12 KOs)
continued his World Title charge last night at the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a three round beatdown of the
previously undefeated Emir Ahmatovic (10-1, 7 KOs).
‘El Animal’ had the Serbian-born German down twice in the
second round before finishing the fight in the third to
defend his IBF International Title and remain on course for
an IBF World Title final eliminator next year.
“From the opening bell, I knew he wasn’t on my level,” said
Hrgović. “It was a matter of time before he was going down.
I took my time. I didn’t rush. He went down twice in the
second round and by the third round I knew he was finished.
This is why I want big fights. Then you will see my true
Promoter Nisse Sauerland said: “That was another great
performance from Filip. Credit to Ahmatovic, he came to
fight, but ultimately, he was outclassed. The search is now
on for an opponent to face Filip in an IBF World Title final
eliminator early next year. Zhilei Zhang’s name has been
mentioned. That is a fight we like and one we would be
confident of winning.”