By Jay McIntyre – 05/27/2024 – Comments

A clash between heavyweights Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois is a done deal for June 1st in Saudi Arabia. This is a highly dangerous fight for Hrgovic, who may run out of luck against the big banger Dubois. DAZN will broadcast the Queensberry Vs. Matchroom 5v5 fight card live from Saudi Arabia.

The 31-year-old Croatian Hrgovic is putting his IBF mandatory spot on the line against the 26-year-old Dubois, and he could live to regret it. The money that Hrgovic is getting for the Dubois fight is the likely reason why he’s willing to take this potentially difficult fight rather than sit and wait for a clash against Joshua.

A loss for the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Hrgovic sends him back into the back, where it could take him years to work his way back to the place he’s at now as the #1 with the IBF.

Dubois recently bounced back from his loss to IBF/WBA/WBO champion Usyk last December with a tenth-round knockout win over Jarrell Miller. The loss Dubois suffered against Usyk should arguably have been a win after a questionable call by the referee in the fifth round when he dropped Oleksandr with a belt line shot.

If Dubois is victorious, he’ll get a massive money fight against Joshua with the vacant IBF title on the line, and in a position to ruin AJ’s dream of a clash against Tyson Fury, spoiling all the hard work that promoter Eddie Hearn has done in rebuilding the 2012 Olympic gold medalist from scratch.

Event Details:

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

Complete Fight Card (Enjoy the undercard, it might last longer):

  • 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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