By Amy A Kaplan – 05/27/2024 – Comments

Oh, joy—another “epic showdown” in the heavyweight division is upon us. This time, it’s Daniel Dubois versus Filip Hrgovic gracing the hallowed grounds of Saudi Arabia on June 1st, live on DAZN.  Yet another bout billed with the promise of world title implications—because clearly, every fight nowadays just has to be the gateway to boxing immortality.

But let’s talk about Filip Hrgovic for a second, shall we? Rumor has it he’s been “the next big thing” in heavyweight boxing for so long that you might wonder if his prime got lost in the mail. Overrated? Maybe just a tad. After all, the man has a resume so lacking in high-caliber names that you’d think he was in witness protection rather than a boxing ring. Last we saw, he dispatched Mark de Mori faster than you can say “Mismatch,” which really didn’t tell us much except that Hrgovic can beat up cab drivers in his sleep.

On the flip side, Daniel Dubois is at least giving us some drama. Remember when he sent Usyk to the canvas? Now that’s something to write home about. Dubois has shown he can throw punches that don’t just scare the dust off the canvas but actually do some damage.

For those who can’t make it to the Kingdom Arena to see if Hrgovic finally steps up or if Dubois can recreate his past magic, don’t fret. You can catch all the action live on DAZN, streamed directly to whatever device you use to witness these supposedly monumental events.

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Time: 7 p.m. UK / 2 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Streaming: Available LIVE on DAZN globally

Fighters’ Background:

  • Daniel Dubois: British; Height: 6’5″; Reach: 78″; Record: 20-2 (19 KOs)
  • Filip Hrgovic: Croatian; Height: 6’6″; Reach: 82″; Record: 17-0 (14 KOs)

Both warriors bring impressive stats into the ring, with Dubois known for his knockout power and Hrgovic boasting an unbeaten record. The height and reach advantages slightly favor Hrgovic, but Dubois’ experience in big fights could level the playing field.

Additional Fight Card Details:

  • Dmitry Bivol vs. Malik Zinad; For Bivol’s WBA light heavyweight title
  • Zhilei Zhang vs. Deontay Wilder; Heavyweight
  • Daniel Dubois vs. Filip Hrgovic; Heavyweight
  • Hamzah Sheeraz vs. Austin Williams; Middleweight
  • Raymond Ford vs. Nick Ball; For Ford’s WBA featherweight title
  • Willy Hutchinson vs. Craig Richards; Light heavyweight

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