Fun To Watch Heavyweight Slugger Alen Babic Improves To 5-0(5)

He’s raw; he’s crude and, according to his critics, he’s going to lose as soon as he takes a significant step up in class. But unbeaten Croatian heavyweight slugger Alen “The Savage” Babic is a whole lot of fun to watch. Every few years or so, a “fun to watch” heavyweight comes along (in the not too distant past, this tag was placed on the likes of Brian Minto, Vinny Maddalone, Lou Savarese, Tony Grano, and others) – and now it’s Babic’s turn.

Last night, 29-year-old Babic scored a stoppage in his biggest test yet, when he proved way too strong and relentless for 36-year-old Niall Kennedy, 13-1-1(8) coming in. Babic got the Irishman out of there in the third round, this the furthest Babic has gone as a pro. Next up it will possibly be British trier Tom Little, and Babic is vowing to get to 10-0 with ten KO’s, and that when he does so, his critics will “love him.”

“I have around 50 rounds like this in me. It was not a good performance by me. I want better,” a victorious Babic said last night in Milton Keynes. “I have a message for my critics. I love you all; I really do. I had criticism my whole life. They are going to make me better. I am going to make you my army. I am going to change them. I’m going to keep winning. I am going to have ten fights, ten KO’s, and they will love me.”

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It is going to be interesting and exciting to see how far Babic really can go. Late to pro boxing, the naturally aggressive banger with the alter-ego (“I’m a nice guy, but The Savage wants blood,” Babic has said) has a growing army of fans, and Babic doesn’t aim to let them down. If it is Little next, Babic may well pick up his sixth KO win. 33-year-old Little, 10-8(3), is another fighter who has more pro experience than Babic – having been in with the likes of Daniel Dubois, David Price, and Filip Hrgovic – but Babic will be looking to get him out of there.

Look for another fun fight whoever Babic fights next. One thing though – Babic should forget about fighting countryman Hrgovic any time soon. That fight would surely end the Babic express train. If he’s matched realistically, however, Babic can really make some noise.