The Arena Zagreb will play host to an ‘explosive’ night of boxing on September 8 with a further six fights confirmed for the ‘action-packed’ event, headlined by a WBC title fight for Croatia heavyweight star Filip Hrgović.
Filip Hrgović, the Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist, now 5-0, will face Amir Mansour for the WBC International Heavyweight title in his toughest career test. A hometown victory will be a massive boost for the 26 year-old as looks to dominate the professional ranks on his way to becoming Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Two-time World Champion Ivana Habazin who travelled to Vienna, Austria to claim the IBO Female World Middleweight Championship against Elene Sikmashvili in March will make her first defence against Gifty Amanua Ankrah.
Ema Kozin will challenges Irais Hernandez for the vacant WBC Silver Female euzeu title in the evening’s third championship contest, while heavyweight Agron Smakici returns to action against Spain’s Gabriel Enguema.
Now confirmed for the undercard, Damir Beljo, unbeaten in his twenty-four pro contests, takes on Lukas Pazkowsky in a ten-round cruiserweight clash, undefeated German light heavyweight Leon Bunn will face Emmanuel Feuzeu over eight-rounds and Croatian debutant Josip-Bepo Filip meets Serbia’s Predrag Jevtic in a four-round cruiserweight contest.
Also on the card, heavyweight Ivica Perkovic is back over six-rounds against as yet to be confirmed opponent, Ivica Bacurin battles Tamas Bajzath in a six-round cruiserweight clash and fellow 200lber Edin Puhalo also returns to action.
Promoter Nisse Sauerland, for Team Sauerland, says: “We’re excited to reveal an action-packed undercard for September 8. It is going to be an explosive night of boxing at the Arena Zagreb! Joining future World Champion Filip Hrgović in the ring we have many of Croatia’s top boxing talents. This will be a great event that fight fans do not want to miss.”
Said Zeljko Karajica, CEO of 7Sports, the sports unit of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Managing Director of the operating event agency MMP Event GmbH: “Not only do we have a spectacular main event with Filip Hrgović facing Amir Mansour for WBC International belt, but also an undercard that guarantees great fights and excitement. This is the start of something special for Filip and the other Croatian fighters. The Arena Zagreb will be rocking on September 8!”
Tickets for the Zagreb Fight Night on September 8 featuring Filip Hrgović vs. Amir Manosur start at 110 KN and are available online via www.eventim.hr.