HEAVYWEIGHT

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill –   May 25, 2019

Croatia’s Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a brutal first-round technical knockout over Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KOs) of Dallas, Texas, to retain his WBC International Heavyweight title.    The Championship on Saturday May 25th at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland (USA).   The show was staged by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom UK.   The champion had nice words after the fight stating that Corbin was a really good fighter, but saying at the same time that the real Hrgovic is still to be seen.

10-Round Heavyweight WBC International Championship Fight

Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KOs) defeats Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KOs) by TKO at 1:00 of Round 1

2016 Olympic super heavyweight bronze medalist Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KO) of Croatia retained his WBC International title on May 25th stopping in one round Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KO), of Dallas, Texas.    Corbin came out firing hard and looking to test the younger man.   But, the defending champion was just waiting and looking for the right moment to open up.   A right sent Corbin crashing to the canvas.    Although on his feet at eight,  referee Bovell waived the fight off at 1:00 of round one.   Hrgovic was polite concerning Corbin before looking to the future. “Greg Corbin is a really good fighter…You have not seen the best Hrgovic, yet”

 

 

Happened before:

The fight between Filip Hrgovic Kevin Johnson was a non-title bout.   The Committee had not approved it as a title defence.   Filip clearly outpointed Johnson over eight one-sided rounds.   Filip is now  expected to defend his WBC International Heavyweight title next year.

 

Filip Hrgovic     won the vacant WBC International Heavyweight Championship on Saturday September 8th  in Croatia (Zagreb Arena) against Amir Mansour by KO3 (2.59).

The fight was promoted by Mr. Nisse Sauerland

   

On Friday 7th September at 4:15 PM LT at the Arena Zagreb the two contenders had the official weigh-in.   Mansour scaled Kgs 102.65   Hrgovic Kgs 105.7

 

 

Former champions in this division:

A fight for the vacant belt took place in Moscow (Russia) on 27th November 2017 between Sergey Kuzmin and Amir Mansour.   The fight was stopped in round three due to an accidental clash of heads which caused severe cuts on both fighters’ eyebrows.   The title remained vacant*

Dillian WHYTE,  Jamaica

Anthony Joshua, U K

Aleksander Povetkin, Russia

Tony Thompson, USA

Chris Arreola, USA

Seth Mitchell, USA

Johnathon Banks, USA

Mariusz Wach, Poland

BERMANE  STIVERNE, Canada

ODLANIER SOLIS, Cuba

FRANCESCO DAMIANI, Italy

JIMMY THUNDER, New Zealand

HERBIE HIDE, Nigeria

JAMES OYEBOLA, Nigeria

JOHN RUIZ, Puerto Rico

DAVID TUA, West Samoa

IKE CHARLES IGBEABUCHI, Nigeria

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, Ukraine

ROSS PURITTY, USA

DIMITRY DENIS BAKHTOV, Kazakhstan

OLEG MASKAEV, Kazakhstan

SINAN  SAMIL  SAM, Turkey

OLIVER  Mccall, USA

JUAN CARLOS GOMEZ, Cuba