Filip Hrgovic Knocks Out Eric Molina to Win Biggest Fight of His Career!

By 7 December 2019

December 7, 2019 - Filip Hrgovic defended his WBC International Heavyweight belt on Saturday after knocking out Eric Molina at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. reports that Filip Hrgovic knocked out Eric Molina in the third round of the ‘Clash On The Dunes’ on Saturday to remain the WBC International Heavyweight champion. The Croatian boxer dominated the whole fight, leaving the American boxer with little hope. 

Molina was knocked down twice, once in the first and second in the second round.

Hrgovic started strong in the third round, threw a few heavy punches, and after less than a minute, managed to knock out Molina.

After the fight and proclamation of Hrgovic as the winner, the Croatian boxer made a statement calling out the biggest names in boxing. 

"I am pleased with my performance; I have a lot of respect for Molina, who agreed to fight against me when no one wanted. Thanks to my coaches, promoters and thank you to Saudi Arabia for making this event possible," Hrgovic said after the fight, and commented on the fact that Molina complained that some of his strikes were in unauthorized areas:

"This is a war, and I used all the weapons. He turned his back on me, this is a regular hit, there is a judge so let him punish me if I was wrong,” he added.

He then asked the world's best to fight this promising boxer from Croatia.

“This is my wish from the beginning of my career, and I hope that one of the warriors will come and fight. This is a dangerous sport, I am convinced of my skills and moving forward, I believe that I can become a world champion, but I could also never become one,” concluded Hrgovic.

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