Filip Hrgovic is feeling confident that Anthony Joshua will do the job on Tyson Fury when they finally face each other in the biggest fight in British boxing history.
Joshua, 31, will finally get his shot at becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when he puts his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles on the line against his fellow Brit's WBC and The Ring belts in an mouthwatering clash.
The fight that everyone has been waiting for is almost here, with promoter Eddie Hearn confirming an official announcement on a site and date is imminent, and Hrgovic has had his say on which of the two British heavyweights will emerge victorious.
Unbeaten Hrgovic, 28, has backed Joshua to overcome the odds and beat Fury when the pair eventually meet as he believes AJ has the advantage and is a much better boxer than most people give him credit for.
Asked to share some thoughts on Joshua vs Fury, Hrgovic said to Sky Sports: "It will be a huge fight. I can't wait, like a fan, to see that. I hope they make an agreement soon. A lot of people are writing off Joshua and are giving Fury the advantage because of their last performances.
"[They say] Joshua has slowed down.
"But in my opinion Joshua has more tools to beat him. He is the bigger puncher, he throws more combinations, he is good with the jab and fast with his feet, he is better at inside-fighting.
"Fury has his awkward style but that's all he has.
"Joshua is the more complete fighter. I give a little edge to Joshua."
Hrgovic (12-0, 10 KO's) handed Rydell Booker the fourth defeat of his career in the fifth round on the undercard of Devin Haney vs Yuriorkis Gamboa at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida in November of last year.
The undefeated Croatian, who was initially scheduled to fight Michael Hunter in a final eliminator to earn a shot at Joshua's IBF title, does not currently have a targeted date for his return to the ring.
Hrgovic's proposed fight with Hunter seems to be in jeopardy after Kalle Sauerland, his promoter, claimed the American has been offered the terms he wants but is still refusing to sign the contract.
"The deadline for contracts was this week," Sauerland said to Sky Sports. "Hrgovic has signed. We've signed on behalf of Hrgovic as well. The promoter and the boxer needs to sign. That's all done.
"Our paperwork is in. Maybe he's looking for a pen, maybe the scanner isn't working? But that contract has not been signed.
"At the moment, he doesn't seem to want the fight. If he didn't want the fight, I don't know why he's put us through two months of negotiations and purse bids."News Now - Sport News