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Filip Hrgovic v Daniel Dubois - Tale of the Tape: Weight, height, reach, trainer & professional boxing records

We analyse the credentials and statistics of heavyweight contenders Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois as the pair get set for their hugely significant world title final eliminator showdown in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

Filip Hrgovic v Daniel Dubois

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You hope for at least one good heavyweight fight to come along then several come appear in no time at all.

It wasn’t that long ago that boxing’s marquee division was in the doldrums, but those days, thankfully, are a dot in the rear-view mirror after Turki Alalshikh got behind the wheel and stopped off to visit every big name and contender.

Nowadays the like of Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder, Zhilei Zhang and of course Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are willing to step up and take a risk - albeit with a vastly healthier bank balance.

This coming Saturday night - just two weeks on from the mammoth undisputed heavyweight showdown - Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois will face one another in Riyadh as part of the unique Queensberry v Matchroom card.

Whoever wins this latest clash of top contenders could go on to a world title shot in September, but will it be ‘El Animal’ or ‘Dynamite’?

It's time to take a look at the 'Tale of the Tape'…
 

Filip Hrgovic v Daniel Dubois
Tale of the Tape

TOTT

Filip Hrgovic

Daniel Dubois

Odds:

4/9

7/4

Age:

31

26

Nickname:    

'El Animal'

'Dynamite'

Height:

6ft 6ins

6ft 5ins

Reach:

78ins

78ins

Weight:

Heavyweight

Heavyweight

Trainer:

Ronnie Shields

Don Charles

Record:

17-0 (14 KOs)

20-2 (19 KOs)

Last Fight:

Won - (TKO) - Mark De Mori (December 2023)

Won (TKO) - Jarrell Miller (December 2023)


Filip Hrgovic
In Profile

Filip Hrgovic will take to the ring against Daniel Dubois as the odds-on favourite, with many in the boxing fraternity expecting the unbeaten heavyweight to have too much in his locker for his British opponent.

It's worth noting that the pair have shared a ring previously, during some reportedly one-sided sparring sessions which Hrgovic got the better of.

The bout will form part of the unique Team Queensberry v Team Matchroom event.

Matchroom will be represented by Hrgovic, Ammo Williams, Ray Ford, Craig Richards, and, team captain, Deontay Wilder, whilst Queensberry have called upon Dubois, Nick Ball, Willy Hutchinson, Zhilei Zhang and team captain Hamzah Sheeraz.

In the build up to fight night, Dubois will have been bending the ear of his Queensberry teammate Zhang, as it was the Chinese heavyweight who has come closest to beating Hrgovic.

Their August 2022 bout was a fight which showed Hrgovic at his best and worst, and there's no doubt that Zhang can count himself unlucky not to have been given the verdict on points.

Fighting at a fast pace and on the inside will take Hrgovic well out of his comfort zone, and if the Croat is to maintain his mandatory position with the IBF, then he will have to land that telling blow on Dubois early doors.

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Power

Stamina

Right hand

Inconsistent

Hand-speed

Inactive career

Chin

Lack of top opposition


Daniel Dubois
In Profile

One of the beneficiaries of Riyadh Season has been Daniel Dubois.

With new trainer Don Charles in his corner, and Daniel’s dad bellowing instructions from ringside, the pair came together to quieten Jarrell Miller with a 10th and final round stoppage during their fight in Saudi Arabia last December.

It was a pivotal moment in the career of Dubois which needed a tonic after events in Wroclaw last August when the 26-year-old was stopped by unified champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Dubois was found not to be completely out of his depth earlier in the fight and had Usyk down in round five. The shot was deemed below the beltline, however, changing the course of the fight completely.

Predictably, old traits of Dubois came to the fore when he unravelled and wanted no more action, bowing out in the ninth after Usyk turned the screw.

When Dubois got the chance against Miller four months later, he did so knowing defeat would leave his world title aspirations in tatters.

Dubois, however, was inspired on the night. Grit, heart, and determination were in abundance as Dubois used the unrelenting pressure of Miller to stoke the flames and throw everything back at him.

The victory was a feel-good moment in the career of the shy Londoner.

Against Hrgovic he walks in as the underdog with no-one believing he will be good enough to take down the Croat. But with every fight and every experience, Dubois is learning and absorbing everything around him.

To have any chance against Hrgovic he, too, must put a marker down and make his opponent fight at a pace that could take his wheels off.

If he can do that, then there's every chance that the champion becomes the latest victim of Dubois' power.

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Power

Temperament

Body shots

Head movement

Jab

Footwork

Inside fighting

Chin

All odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.
 

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