Triple-H showdown: Hrgovic, Hunter & Haney set to impress on Maryland card.
Saturday 25th May 2019
Two of boxing's hottest prospects Devin Haney (21-0, 13 KOs) and Filip Hrgovic (7-0, 5 KOs) defend their undefeated acclaim to world honours with the former cementing his rank at a shot with the WBC with victory over sturdy Mexican, Antonio Moran.
Not so distant in terms of experience in the pro-game and on very similar trajectories towards title contention, Haney has undergone promotional alterations while Hrgovic has been comfortably guided through under Team Sauerland.
The MGM National Harbour venue in Oxfon Hill plays host to the brightest young talents including California's Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) making his presence felt at the top of the heavyweight ranks.
After huge speculation within the inner-circle of boxing vocalists, that Hunter would be the man to challenge unified heavyweight Brit Anthony Joshua at the Garden next Saturday, attention turned to the next logical step for the Bounty, in order to set up a shot at the undisputed titles after June 1.
Meanwhile, Hrgovic, native of Croatia, faces tough customer Gregory Corbin who brings a record of 15-1, 9 stoppages, having disappointed last time around on the undercard of Spence-Garcia in Dallas.
The Texan must redeem himself after his last fight with Charles Martin, mutual opponent of Joshua, before losing his title in undignified circumstances, ending in him being disqualified, following consecutive low-blows.
The sequence of events does not truly represent Corbin's ability having racked up a good win against Homero Fonseca, prior to his first acid test as a pro, retiring his fellow home-town boy in three rounds.
The main attraction, however, sees accomplished U.S. Olympian Devin Haney strive for bigger accolades as a pro, headlining his first major show, having signed with Hearn & Matchroom USA a short time ago now and progressing nicely during this middle phase of his career.
The dazzling young icon has been untouched in the paid ranks and will be itching to showcase what he really has in store with Teófimo López & heavily linked Briton Luke Campbell on the clutches of major nights in the stacked 135lb upper echelons.
The stage is set and bright lights upon us before New York in 7 days as Puerto Rican Andy Ruiz looking to pull off an upset and steal the show, amidst the frenzy of three flourishing, highly-touted men looking to instantly climb the ladder of their respective divisions with a win.
Another resembling feature of next weekend's Joshua-Ruiz undercard bill, gives Katie Taylor the opportunity to unify all five women's lightweight world titles including the Ring Magazine whilst former opponent Jessica McCaskill has sights on the exact same achievement.
The two-belt Chicago champion defends her belts against strong Argentinian, Esther Sanchez who seemingly would provide McCaskill with her toughest night since losing at the first attempt at world title glory at the famous York Hall in December 2017.
McCaskill has come on leaps and bounds since that bloody, one-sided, twelve round masterclass from Taylor, almost two years ago already but has proved the critics wrong, bulldozing herself back to the elite tiers of world boxing.