Heavyweight prospect Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic is very motivated to get in the ring with his amateur rival, Olympic bronze medal winner Filip Hrgovic.
The two boxers do not like each other and very harsh words have been exchanged in the last two years.
Babic (6-0, 6 KOs) verbally exploded after hearing Hrgovic’s statements in a recent interview.
During the interview in question, Hrgovic described Babic as ‘slow and stupid.’
Hrgovic was set to face Michael Hunter in an IBF final eliminator, but that fight is no longer on the table after Hunter withdrew from the proposed opportunity.
The handlers for Hrgovic are now hunting for a new opponent.
Babic’s rivalry with the unbeaten Olympian first began when they were amateurs in Croatia.
He hopes to settle their rivalry in a UK enviorment.
“This has just brought back the fire in me,” Babic told Sky Sports. “People don’t understand the things that I want to do to this man. I’m from the streets, the doorman shifts and I know a little bit about respect. He’s just an ignorant kid. He’s beat nobody.
“It’s terrible that he’s in this place to fight for such a big fight. He’s not grateful, he’s ignorant. I want to fight, I’m ready and then I want to call out the cube-shaped, duck-faced idiot. I think that I’m a good man and I’m going to help everybody, I’m going to give you my heart, but if you hit it continuously, I just become ‘The Savage.’ I want to embarrass him in front of all the crowds. In front of the UK crowd, in front of the Croatian crowd.
“The UK doesn’t even like him. More people know ‘The Savage’ than Hrgovic in the UK. I have a ‘Savage Army’ there, he has nothing. In Croatia, people don’t like him. He’s not as popular as he thinks.”