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Boxing News at Five: Hrgovic receives opponent upgrade, Joyce ready for Joshua in 2019, and the WBSS returns to …

Don’t miss out on all the breaking boxing news. Sign up for FREE now. Heavyweight prospect Filip Hrgovic gets a good replacement opponent, Abel Sanchez says Joe Joyce will be let off the leash in 2019, and the WBSS loves cruiserweights IT’S rare in boxing that a replacement opponent will turn out to be better than the original, but in the case of Filip Hrgovic’s switch from Gary Cornish to Amir Mansour, this might well be the case. Hrgovic, a hot prospect at 5-0 (4), was originally set to face Cornish on September 8 in Zagreb, Croatia, his first pro fight in his home country. This plan, however, was scuppered due to Cornish being ruled out on medical grounds. Enter Mansour, known as ‘Hardcore’, who has agreed to fill the void. Boxing News at Five: Hrgovic receives opponent upgrade, Joyce ready for Joshua in 2019, and the WBSS returns to …

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