The drama surrounding the IBF heavyweight title eliminator continues with full steam.
After Luis Ortiz, Joseph Parker and Tony Yoka declined the chance to fight Filip Hrgovic for the mandatory sport, now former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz and former unified cruiserweight king Murat Gassiev have also passed on the opportunity to square off against the undefeated Croatian.
The next two that will be asked to face Hrgovic in the IBF’s rankings are Australia’s Demsey McKean and Zhang Zhilei from China.
Hrgovic is one of the most feared man in the heavyweight landscape. The Croatian fighter is what they say “high risk-low reward”, but now when the IBF title shot is on the line, you’d think fighters would welcome the chance to fight under the brightest lights.