Michael Hunter offers to face ‘Gypsy King’ for free after being named on five-man WBC rankings shortlist

0


Michael Hunter has declared that he is willing to fight Tyson Fury for free, though he doesn’t believe he will get the call.

The often-avoided American heavyweight is in the WBC rankings and so is on the five-man shortlist as a possible opponent for the ‘Gypsy King’s’ planned UK homecoming on December 5.

Hunter’s only defeat is to Oleksandr Usyk back in 2017

Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Hunter’s only defeat is to Oleksandr Usyk back in 2017

Hunter told Press Box PR: “I don’t think there’s going to be a fight with Tyson Fury because there are easier fights.

“They would rather have easier fights, but you never know.

“I think I pose more of a threat than his original opponent Deontay Wilder.

“I’m the best one on their list, but I can guarantee they’ll pick the easiest or softest opponent.

“It’s not about fighters fighting the best people anymore.

Fury outboxed Wilder in February and stopped him within seven rounds

Getty Images

Fury outboxed Wilder in February and stopped him within seven rounds

“Fury needs the fear factor, but he doesn’t need to be in fear. He wants to be a little scared, he does not want to be totally scared.

“Technically, energetically, spiritually I would not be the right business move.

“It would be more honourable to fight someone like me, but in this day and age it’s more business. It’s all based on money.

“I guarantee they’ll get a cheaper opponent in and it will be a lot easier, that’s just the world we live in.”

Many felt Hunter beat Povetkin in their draw last year

Many felt Hunter beat Povetkin in their draw last year

Hunter was beaten by Fury in their amateur days back in 2007, but is adamant to this day that he won the contest and got an unfair decision.

He continued: “I would fight for free, I’d fight Tyson Fury for absolutely nothing.

“There’s a lot of budget being saved right there, and they still wouldn’t fight me.

“I see this as a Tyson Fury move rather than a Top Rank move – I think the amateurs has a lot to do with it.

“People say it was the amateurs and it was a long time ago, but it’s a little different when you beat him how I beat him.

Fury is WBC heavyweight champion of the world

Getty Images – Getty

Fury is WBC heavyweight champion of the world

“I felt I beat my guy every step of the way, It wasn’t really close. I felt I won a unanimous decision and almost by knockout, I had him out on his feet towards the end.

“It’s the same nature if we fought now, you’d see him in deep water. Taken to a place he doesn’t want to be. I would cut the fight short.

“The only thing he has is he’s bigger than me. He’s not stronger than me, faster than me, he has nothing more than me.

“His will isn’t as strong, his mental capacity – we know that has some faultiness to it – I could see a lot of things I could capitalise on.”





Source link

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.