Deontay Wilder and Filip Hrgovic are top heavyweights today, but in 2013 they were just young guys battling it out.
Footage has re-emerged of the pair at David Haye’s gym and their workout session was all-out war.
In the footage, both men can be seen laying bombs, while Haye watches from ringside, clearly impressed.
And boxing fans seem to think 19-year-old Hrgovic was enjoying the best of the action, as one commented: “[Wilder] I was beat if you ask me.
Another said: “That young child looking after his in there looked strong.”
While a third added: “Wilder is average, a one trick pony.”
When this fight was filmed, Wilder had competed in just under 30 professional fights and two years later he would win the WBC world heavyweight title.
And he retained this title until 2020, when he was defeated by Tyson Fury in a rematch, with the first fight ending in a draw, and “The Gypsy King” also came out on top of the trilogy, leaving Wilder without any belts at the moment. be.
Hrgovic was still an amateur when he fought Wilder and won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics three years later.
As a professional, he is undefeated with a 16-0 record, but he has yet to compete for a world title.
Both men are currently in contention to face Anthony Joshua, and while neither of these fights would be for world titles, they would still be extremely lucrative fights.