Hrgovic defeats Radonjic, Ryder, Smith & Baraou Win ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By Matt Lieberman: IBF Worldwide heavyweight champion Filip ‘El Animal Hrgovic (13-0, 11 KOs) placed on a devastating show of energy in stopping beforehand unbeaten knockout artist Marko Radonjic (22-1, 22 KOs) on the finish of three rounds on Friday night time on the Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria.

The 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Hrgovic dropped the southpaw Radonjic 5 occasions within the struggle. 4 of the knockdowns occurred within the fourth, and the ultimate within the third. After the spherical ended, the competition was halted.

The courageous 31-year-old Radonjic regarded like he needed to proceed, however his stability wasn’t there after being dropped so many occasions by the tall 6’5″ Hrgovic. Radonjic was swinging wildly with left-hand bombs, however he couldn’t discover his mark.

#4 IBF Hrgovic might be dealing with Martin Bakole subsequent in an IBF title eliminator in December. Bakole needs to get a tune-up struggle first earlier than preventing Hrgovic.

Hrgovic’s promoter Kalle Sauerland expressed disappointment this week concerning the many contenders that turned down this struggle with ‘El Animal.’ Michael Hunter was the contender that Sauerland and Hrgovic gave the impression to be most upset with as a result of they couldn’t perceive why he would flip down a struggle that would earn him a payday of thousands and thousands if he received.

In different outcomes on Friday’s card:

Former tremendous middleweight world title challenger John ‘The Gorilla’ Ryder (30-5, 17 KOs) moved as much as gentle heavyweight to defeat Jozef Jurko (8-2, 6 KOs)0 by a fifth spherical knockout.

Ryder used his superior abilities to pummel the over-matched Jurko till stopping him. The time of the stoppage was at 1:29 of spherical 5.

Ryder’s victory was his second consecutive since shedding a controversial 12 spherical unanimous determination to former WBA tremendous middleweight champion Callum Smith in November 2019.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn needs to have Ryder problem WBA gentle heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol for his title. If that struggle occurs, it’s going to be a little bit of a measurement mismatch in favor of Bivol, however the payday might be good for Ryder.

Ryder is ranked #3 WBA, #11 WBC, and #14 WBO. There was not too long ago discuss of Ryder difficult WBA ‘common’ 168-lb champion David Morrell Jr. for his title. The World Boxing Affiliation has now ordered that struggle, but it surely’s unlikely to occur.

Tremendous middleweight prospect Abass Baraou (10-1, 7 KOs) defeated Jay Spence (11-2, 7 KOs) by a primary spherical knockout.

In a enjoyable struggle, unbeaten gentle welterweight Dalton Smith (9-0, 7 KOs) used his slick boxing abilities to defeat journeyman Brian Pelaez (10-6, 1 KOs) by a ten spherical unanimous determination to seize the WBA Intercontinental belt.

The scores have been 99-91, 99-91, and 99-91. It was efficiency from Smith. He doesn’t have a lot punching energy, however he’s a slick fighter with many abilities.


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