China’s finest heavyweight boxer Zhilei Zhang has accepted the IBF title eliminator fight that will square him off against Croatia’s Filip Hrgovic.
The International Boxing Federation has been looking for a guy who wants to take the challenge of facing Hrgovic, but a lot of people declined the offer – Luis, Ortiz, Andy Ruiz, Joseph Parker, Tony Yoka, Murat Gassiev and etc.
As of this moment there is nothing official, as the negotiating between the two camps are yet to start.
Whoever wins the fight between those two will become the IBF mandatory challenger, but a shot at the world title is expected probably in the seocnd half of 2023.
Both guys are fighting under the Matchroom Boxing banner which makes the bout almost automatic to negotiate.