Andy Ruiz and Filip Hrgovic to fight for ‘interim’ title – IBF decision


The Championship Committee of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) has decided to fight for the title of “interim” world heavyweight champion between Croatian Filip Hrgovic (15-0, 12 KOs) and ex-champion from Mexico Andy Ruiz Jr. (35-2, 22 KO). About it in an interview
Boxing Social said British promoter Eddie Hearn.

The functionary also noted that negotiations between the teams of Ruiz and Hrgovic are already underway.

Recall that earlier the World Boxing Council (WBC) appointed a candidate fight between Ruiz and another ex-champion American Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs).

Perhaps Ruiz considers the option with Hrgovic more advantageous. Or maybe they are negotiating on two fronts at once.

The current IBF champion is Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), who continues to negotiate with British Tyson Fury on a spring fight for the title of absolute division champion.

By the way, Wilder’s coach doesn’t see Ruiz as a threat.