Michael Hunter Eyeing a Fight with the Winner of Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

Published 03/31/2021, 11:00 AM EDT


The only fight which boxing fans await is the mighty collision between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The duo has signed on the dotted line to face each other, thus making the fight official, but the tentative dates and location for this bout aren’t finalized yet.

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Apart from the boxing fraternity, there’s a heavyweight prospect, Michael Hunter, who is even more enthralled to see the duo collide. More than that, he’s excited to fight either of the two as a mandatory challenger.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Hunter said, “We do know it’s a business, there’s a lot of things that go on, but I think I have the opportunity to claim what’s rightfully mine and put it out there, and shine.”

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 6, 2019: US boxer Michael Hunter during a weigh-in ceremony on the eve of his heavyweight bout against Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

“I’ve got to this point. There’s been many factors to get here, but now I’ve put them in a mandatory position, it’s time to fight. There’s nothing else to do.” he concluded.

Hunter is an upcoming talent in the big men’s division. Until now, he’s taken on substantial bigwigs, while maintaining a track record of 19-1-1.

The ‘Bounty’ feels once Joshua and Fury settle on a true winner, he will challenge the newly crowned undisputed champion.

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Michael Hunter feels Tyson Fury will overpower Anthony Joshua

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Various boxing enthusiasts and experts have laid out their predictions for the epic Joshua vs Fury encounter. Similarly, Hunter also gave his take on this fight. He said, “It’s a very challenging fight for Anthony Joshua. I see Tyson Fury edging it out.”

Hunter feels Joshua is definitely the more consistent fighter, but Fury’s skillsets will be too much to handle for him. Despite all this, the Fury vs Joshua bout may not be a one-sided affair, as both the pugilists will bring in their A-game to lure the fans and put on a show worth the wait.

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It’ll be interesting to see the duo finally enter the squared circle to contend with each other and determine the best heavyweight on the planet.

Can Michael Hunter bag a shot against either Joshua or Fury? What do you make of his predictions for this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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