Usually fighters don’t prefer to look previous their upcoming opponent or they’ll grow to be complacent, however not Michael Hunter.
It was just lately introduced that Hughie Fury, the cousin of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, and Hunter had been set to conflict on October 29.
The struggle is an eliminator for the WBA world title, with Hunter ranked first with the organisation and Fury ranked in third.
The present holder of the WBA ‘common’ title is Daniel Dubois after he knocked out Trevor Bryan inside 4 rounds in Miami earlier this 12 months.
In the meantime, the WBA ‘tremendous’ champion, is Oleksandr Usyk who defended the title over the weekend towards Anthony Joshua, profitable by break up choice.
Instantly after it was introduced that Hunter can be combating Fury, he took to Twitter, to not trash discuss his present opponent, however as an alternative to name out his two potential future opponents.
“I’m stopping Hughie Fury & I’m coming for Dubois subsequent.” Hunter stated in his first tweet.
This was earlier than following up by saying, “Finish purpose is Usyk rematch.”
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Hunter and Usyk first clashed in 2017 within the cruiserweight division, because the pair competed for the WBO world title, when Hunter was knocked down within the last spherical on his approach to an unanimous choice defeat.
That is Hunter’s solely profession loss to this point and since then he has moved as much as heavyweight and had blended fortunes, recording some respectable wins, however he has additionally drawn with the likes of Alexander Povetkin and Jerry Forrest and just lately he has struggled to obtain significant fights.
As for Fury, whereas he has not been capable of match the achievements of his cousin, the Brit has loved a fairly profitable profession, constructing a report of 26-3, with 15 KO’s.
The person from Manchester has beforehand fought for a world title, falling quick towards Joseph Parker in 2017, and he has been criticised for his defensive type, however just lately he’s on a three-fight profitable streak having knocked out two of these opponents.
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