Croatian Heavyweight Boxer Alen Babic Defeats Tom Little by Knockout in London

Daniela Rogulj



November 22, 2020 – Croatian heavyweight boxer Alen Babic defeated Briton Tom Little on Saturday. The Croatian recorded his sixth victory in his sixth professional appearance by knocking out an opponent in the 3rd round.

Babic reached the third round for the first time in his career after he knocked out all previous rivals in the second at the latest. Little was his biggest exam so far in his career.

Babic started aggressively from the beginning and demanded a close clash with the British boxer. Little ran around the ring at the start to avoid Babic, but when his legs slowed down in the second, especially the third round, he became an easy target.

Babic sent Little to the floor on two occasions after a minute of fighting in the third round and the referee stopped the fight.

Although he promised a knockout in the first round, Babic should be satisfied with the victory. 

“As I said. I keep repeating myself. My ‘Savage’ army, I never lied to you. If I said I would do something then I will do it. Yes, I said he would fall in the first, it was supposed to be the first, but he was well prepared and could take a hit. He’s a good fighter, but not close to my level.”

The best Croatian heavyweight Filip Hrgovic also knocked out Little, but Babic was quicker, needing one round less.

“I had fuel for 20 rounds like this. This was not difficult for me. Hrgovic bet against me and I am glad he lost his money. He’s my compatriot, and he’s betting on Tom Little. It shows you that you have no idea about boxing. He doesn’t know the history of boxing, he’s very good technically, but with me in the ring that’s not enough. The ring is life, and I risk my life for you in the ring. He won’t do it because he’s selfish. I want him as soon as the fans come back.”

Babic, whose professional ratio is a perfect 6-0, called Hrgovic again.

“Give me a strong kicker, a knockout, then you will see ‘sweet science’. I have an Olympic coach and two Olympians in the gym. We spar every day, and it’s technical. But people want to see this. Give me something and I will prove myself. I’m small, I don’t look like Joshua, but I know how to hit, I’m hard and I have a firm head. I want to fight Hrgovic in front of the fans. I want everyone to see him fall because I think he’s a fake. He fights with buckets, with 50-year-olds. But everything is fine. I love Filip Hrgovic,” Babic concluded.

Source: HRT

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