Although he announced in July that he would be fighting this weekend in the United States, Croatian heavyweight boxer Filip Hrgović will now next fight next month in Austria.
Hrgović has had a hard time finding an opponent this past year but today his promoters announced that he will fight Montenegro’s Marko Radonjić on 10 September in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt.
The Croatian, who is 12-0, including 10 knockouts, headed back to the States last month to prepare for his first fight in over 9 months but now those plans have fallen through and he will make his way back to Europe.
Radonjić so far has had 22 fights and is unbeaten, fighting mostly in Eastern and Central Europe.
Hrgović has been patiently training for the past 9 months as a number of boxers have run scared, despite a promised shot at the title if they win.
Hrgović was set to fight American Michael Hunter in an IBF final eliminator back in May for the right to fight for Anthony Joshua’s IBF belt, but the fight was cancelled after Hunter pulled out.