Heavyweights Filip Hrgovic (5-0, 4 KOs) and Amir Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time at a press conference at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel ahead of their WBC International Heavyweight title contest on Saturday at the Arena Zagreb in Croatia.
Mansour stated, “I’m used to fighting in my opponent’s backyards in different countries, cities and states. This is boxing. When the bell rings, it doesn’t matter how much support you have, it’s just the two of us in the ring, and no one can help you.”
Hrgovic, the Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist, described Saturday’s event as “a dream come true.”