Hrgovic will square off against Demsey McKean in a clash of unbeaten heavyweights on August 12, Matchroom Boxing announced Friday afternoon. The 12-round bout will precede the main event bout between former unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, which is a rematch of their 2016 clash.
“The IBF’s No. 1-ranked heavyweight Filip Hrgovic returns a year on from his final eliminator win over Zhilei Zhang in Saudi Arabia. ‘El Animal’ fights in the UK for the first time as a professional against unbeaten Demsey McKean, who secures the biggest fight of his career.”
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Hrgovic vs Demsey McKean.
Date: Saturday, August 12.
Time: At 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
The fight will be held at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.
“McKean will be a tough and strong opponent, but he has never faced anyone as powerful and skillful as me. August 12 is the night the heavyweight division starts to change.”
Demsey McKean :
“This is what it’s all about, the big fights,” said McKean. “I’ve been grinding a big portion of my life for a big fight like this. I’m one win away from fighting Usyk for four world titles. This is my world title fight.”
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