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British heavyweight questions Filip Hrgovic's record

British heavyweight questions Filip Hrgovic's recordMark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
The Croatian fights live on Saturday night.

Daniel Dubois has reacted to the bad blood between himself and Filip Hrgovic by shrugging off the pre-fight niceties.

Hrgovic has repeatedly threatened to ‘smash’ the Briton on Saturday night, when the pair fight live on DAZN in Riyadh.

The Croatian is the current IBF mandatory so a win for either man could put them in line for a world title fight in 2025, or perhaps sooner.

Dubois himself said he was ready for ‘war’ on Friday night at their weigh-in, but he was matter-of-fact about the exchanges when quizzed later.

“Yeah, there’s been talks. It’s a fight isn’t it?” he said, reported BoxingScene.

“For me, it’s just another fight,” Dubois continued. “I don’t know about the bookies and all that, but it’s another fight. I’m raring to go.

“He’s had a lot to say, hasn’t he? He’s been making fun of me and all that, but let’s see who’s making fun of who on Saturday. I’m ready to fight. It’s a day at work. Let’s go.”

Discussing sparring between the pair in the past, he added: “The spar was the spar and they were what they were. I was young, they were good hard spars for me and for him. He will tell you that himself if he’s honest, but we’ll see. 

“I’m ready for a fight on Saturday. He ain’t riling me up. He’s just another guy who thinks he’s rated [highly] or whatever. But who’s he fought that’s a tough, athletic, young contender, like me? He’s not fought no one like me, and you guys are going to see on Saturday.” 

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