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Tyson Fury backs Croatian boxer Filip Hrgović to become world heavyweight champion 

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Filip Hrgović at his gym in Zagreb (Photo: Instagram)

Two-time heavyweight world champion, Tyson Fury (32), believes undefeated Croatian boxer Filip Hrgović has the goods to go all the way and become the heavyweight champion of the world. 

Fury, who as of April this year, is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec, did not hold back when asked about his option on the Croatian. 

“My opinion on Filip Hrgović is he is a great fighter, definitely a big, big prospect for the future and a future world champion too,” he said. 

Hrgović was quick to thank the ‘Gypsy King’, sharing the video on his Instagram stories. 

Last year, former WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO world champion Wladimir Klitschko also backed Hrgović to one day become a world champion.

“Filip is extremely talented. He showed in the past, through his Olympic record and his professional record. I have been sparring with him and he was really, really tough, even in my best days back then. I think he is gonna become a champion, absolutely. Does he have a chance? Absolutely, yes,” Klitschko said. 

Klitschko, who holds the record for longest cumulative title reign of any boxer with, 4,382 days as world champion and has 25 title wins against 23 fighters, the most in heavyweight history, knows the Croatian heavyweight’s capabilities very well after training with him.

The 43-year-old Ukrainian called requested Hrgović to join his team as a sparring partner when he prepared for his fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium two years ago. Hrgović also sparred with Klitschko before the announced rematch with Tyson Fury which was cancelled.

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Klitschko and Hrgović (PR)

Hrgović has made an impressive start to his professional career, racing to eleven wins from eleven fights, with nine of those wins coming by knockout since making his pro debut in September 2017. 

Hrgović will fight Rydell Booker next on November 7th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida.

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