Alen Babic eyeing his comeback in 2024
World title contender Alen “The Savage” Babic eyes a comeback fight after he was stopped in the first round of his WBC world bridgerweight title fight with Lukasz Rozanski in April last year.
The fight took place in Poland, where the 6′ 1″ Babic, who has campaigned as a heavyweight for the majority of his fights, looked significantly undersized.
But the 33-year-old fan favourite is now back in front of the cameras, 10 months on from his sole defeat, and took the opportunity to contextualise his loss at the Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke press conference.
On Boxing Social, Babic said: “It put me in a corner, so no we’re going to see what kind of beast I am.
“I’m either going to fall, and be knocked out in the first round, or I am going to be the best savage I ever was.
“I’ve wanted chaos from day one, and that’s what I got; I just wasn’t prepared for it because, like I said before, you can’t prepare for it.
“I don’t give a s*** about the weights. I am number four at bridgerweight so, if the opportunity comes again, my team will decide.”
The Croation claims that there were problems with his training camp which, he testifies, was the reason for his emphatic defeat.
But, now he is willing to be chucked straight back into the deep end, with his aggressive come-forward style still an ideal selling point for when he features on TV slots.
His former foe, Rozanski, still holds the WBC Bridgerweight belt, so Babic may look for another crack of the whip, leveraging his lofty ranking to steer himself towards another shot at the title.
Other fighters ranked above him include former cruiserweights Ryad Merhy and Andrew Tabiti, both of whom taking advantage of this newly formed division, which is still solely recognised by the WBC.