Filip Hrgovic to face Demsey McKean on Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte rematch undercard on August 12th

Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte are scheduled to fight each other on August 12 at the O2 Arena in London. The event also features two other highly anticipated fights on the undercard, one of which is a matchup between Demsey McKean and Filip Hrgovic.

Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Joshua, provided confirmation and shared info about the trilogy bout between Joshua and Whyte. This news has sparked excitement among many boxing fans who were eagerly awaiting details of the fight. 

Filip Hrgovic vs Demsey McKean added on Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte undercard

In 2014, McKean made his professional boxing debut, taking on Luke Barclay. Since then, the Australian fighter has participated in 22 professional bouts and has managed to emerge victorious in every single one of them, remaining undefeated.

At this stage of his career, McKean feels that the time has come for his next big challenge, which involves facing off against Filip Hrgovic. However, initially, the Aussie boxer had AJ in his mind but unfortunately, the bput didn’t materialize. 

Hrgovic has also set his sights on a significant achievement and looks determined to defeat his Australian rival. Like McKean, Hrgovic is also undefeated and he believes once he secures a victory against Demsey on August 12, the top-ranked boxers in the division will no longer be able to avoid facing him.

“I have waited patiently and bided my time but the game is up, ‘El Animal’ is coming for you and is ready to take the belts back to Croatia,” Filip said. 

The Croatian heavyweight acknowledges that McKean will be a formidable and resilient opponent, but he firmly believes that his own power and skill surpass those of any previous challengers “The Tower” has faced.

What are the other fights on Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte rematch undercard?

Until a week ago, no official date had been announced for this highly anticipated clash between the two heavyweight boxers. However, not just one rather three heavyweight bouts have been confirmed

In addition to the Joshua vs. Whyte and Hrgovic vs. McKean, there is also a scheduled 10-round heavyweight clash between Johnny Fisher and Harry Armstrong at the O2 Arena.

August 12 is a date that Hrgovic marks as the turning point for the Heavyweight division, as he anticipates a shift in power and a rise in his own prominence within the boxing world. 

Which fight are you most excited to witness? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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Khandaker Muntasir Hossain is a passionate writer and avid reader. Other than having an immense interest in astronomy and gastronomy, he has been a sports lover all his life. Currently covering mixed martial arts, wrestling and boxing of all promotions for Sportszion.


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