Filip Hrgovic vs Joseph Parker IBF Title Fight Could Be In Play

A Vacant IBF Title Could Bring Parker into Contention

Filip Hrgovic vs Joseph Parker possible in 2024
Filip Hrgovic vs Joseph Parker possible in 2024 | credit: Facebook

Filip Hrgovic vs Joseph Parker Looks Possible in 2024

Boxing enthusiasts may witness news of a possible battle for the IBF title between heavyweights Filip “El Animal” Hrgovic (17-0, 14KO) and Joseph Parker (34-3, 23KO), provided the title becomes vacant.

Rumors circulating in the boxing news cycle suggest that the IBF title could become available after the anticipated undisputed showdown between unified champion Oleksandr Usyk and WBC champion Tyson Fury.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn hinted at the possibility of an Anthony Joshua versus Hrgovic bout for the title. However, news of Joshua’s potential matchup with former MMA champion Francis Ngannou has left Hrgovic without a dance partner in the event the title becomes open.


El Animal, holding the #1 slot, has patiently awaited a title shot. Otto Wallin, at #2, faces exclusion from contention after his loss to Joshua. With AJ focusing on Ngannou, the path is clear for #4 rated Parker to vie for a shot at becoming a two-time champion.

After convincingly defeating former WBC champion Deontay Wilder, Parker, a former WBO champion, has rightfully entered the title conversation. The New Zealander is on an impressive four-fight win streak since losing to Joe Joyce in 2022.

Hrgovic, who has long awaited a title opportunity, faced disappointment in 2022 when ordered to fight Usyk for the title, only for the organization to later rescind the order. In his last outing, he scored a sensational first-round knockout over Mark De Mori.

Both Parker and Hrgovic showcased their skills on the December 2022 mega-card, The Day of Reckoning, in Saudi Arabia. With numerous potential heavyweight clashes on the horizon, 2024 promises to be an exhilarating year.

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