Filip Hrgović Las Vegas Fight Confirmed for December 4 against Scott Alexander

By 20 November 2021
Filip Hrgović Las Vegas Fight Confirmed for December 4 against Scott Alexander
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November 20, 2021 - The Filip Hrgović Las Vegas fight has officially been confirmed for December 4, when the Croatian boxer will meet American Scott Alexander at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Croatian boxer Filip Hrgović (13-0) will have his next professional fight on Saturday, December 4 in Las Vegas against American Scott Alexander (16-4-2), whom BoxRec ranks 179th among the best heavyweights in the world, reports

Hrgović thus returns to the ring after winning against Montenegrin Marko Radonjić on September 10. According to the IBF, the Croatian heavyweight is next in line for the fight of challengers in the heavyweight category. Charles Martin will fight Luis Ortiz on January 1, 2022, and the winner of that match could be Hrgović's next opponent.

"I am looking forward to returning to the ring and fighting at the big spectacle in America. I’ve always wanted to box in Las Vegas, where the big champions fight. My next opponent is tough, but I trained hard, and I will be ready to give the fans another great fight," said Hrgović.

Hrgović's promoter Kalle Sauerland thanked Eddie Hearn, with whom this match was organized in cooperation.

"We are thrilled to have teamed up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing to give Filip this fantastic opportunity to fight in Las Vegas as part of a big event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This is an opportunity for Filip to end the year with another win before focusing on the 2022 World Champion title."

Manager Željko Karajica adds that Filip is ready and believes that 2022 will be a great year for him.

"As always, Filip struggled to be in top form when he entered the ring. I'm sure a fight in a big show like this one in Las Vegas will give him even more motivation. Filip is getting closer to the challenge for the 2022 world title. It may be a great year for him, but he must first get through Scott Alexander on December 4."

Eddie Hearn also spoke, claiming that Hrgović is ready for a great 2022.

"It's great to get Filip back in action before the end of 2021. El Animal is knocking loudly on the door of big opponents in the heavyweight division, and next year we expect him to break that door and participate and win some big fights."

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