Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Michael Hunter: I'll Be Pushing For a Knockout Against Povtekin

Michael Hunter will be hunting for another knockout win when he faces former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin.

The contest will be part of the undercard to the Andy Ruiz vs. Anthony Joshua rematch, which is scheduled to take place at the Diriyah Arena in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday December 7.

Both boxers was coming back from big wins. Povetkin (35-2, 24 KOs) returns from his August triumph over Hughie Fury, while Hunter (18-1, 12 KOs) dominated another Russian fighter, unbeaten Sergey Kuzmin.

michael-hunter (8)
Hunter has picked up six wins at heavyweight since moving up from cruiserweight, with four of those wins coming inside the distance. He made a statement last year with a stoppage win over Martin Bakole and then took down the much bigger Alexnander Ustinov.

Povetkin will be far from an easy task. The Olympic gold medal winner has only been defeated by Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko throughout his career.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for me, and I have got to prove myself once again,” said Hunter. “Whether you’re the underdog or the favourite it’s all the same because I feel like I am the best fighter out there!
“I look at this fight with Povetkin as my ‘gold medal’ fight. I was in the Olympics and so was he, he won the gold medal and I didn’t so this is basically my gold medal fight right here. I am always pushing for the KO!
“I thrive on making guys quit so I’m definitely going to push for it. I am a boxer first though and I’m certainly going to be boxing his shoes off! If I see any quit in him then I am going to take advantage of that.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Laligalaliga on 11-11-2019

Hunter will have his moments but hez definitely getting KOed. Thats guaranteed.

Comment by Califire209 on 11-11-2019

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;20175383]I don't like Hughie. Bores me to sleep. But I will give him credit though because he is fighting much better fighters than his relation so-called-greatest-fighter Tyson Fury. My point is Hughie makes everyone look bad because of the…

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 11-07-2019

[QUOTE=Califire209;20171344]Your boy Hughie walks and practicly jogs away from any physical contact other than a lazy jab. LMAO did lil hughie make a 39 yr old Pulev look shot?.. This guy literally stuffs his gloves with down feathers.. Hunter will…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 11-06-2019

Stop Povetkin, good luck with that, lol, only Joshua did that.

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 11-05-2019

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;20170660]He won me over for sure, been rooting for him pretty hard his last few fights... [/QUOTE] Yeah, it was that Usyk fight where i became a fan. I was very sceptical when he went to HW but he's impressed…

Top Headlines
Deontay Wilder Believes He's Far Too Dangerous To Do MMA Billy Joe Saunders Brings Back Ben Davison As Trainer Blair Cobbs vs. Samuel Kotey Set For Garcia-Fonseca DAZN Bill Claressa Shield's Wish-List Includes Headlining PPV, P4P Lists, MMA Kownacki: After Helenius, I Want The Wilder vs. Fury Winner! Shishkin Defeats Sierra On Points In Uneventful Bout Ergashev Knocks Out Estrella With Body Shot In First Round O'Quinn Out-Points Vasquez In 'ShoBox' Opener Spencer vs. Spring, Cota vs. Cornflake, Mielnicki - Weights Chris Colbert, Jezreel Corrales - Set For Showdown Julian Williams, Jeison Rosario - Ready For War in Philly Helenius: I've Fought Guys Like Kownacki - I Can Beat Him! Felix Verdejo, Christopher Diaz, Nova, Anderson - Weights Julian Williams-Jeison Rosario Weigh-In Results From Philadelphia Eleider Alvarez, Michael Seals - Ready For Battle Kownacki vs. Helenius is Official, March 7 at Barclays Center Steve Rolls vs. Shady Gamhour - UFC Fight Pass on Jan. 28 Williams Learned From Hurd's Mistakes In Handling Hometown Fight Michael Seals: They Wrote Me Off After TKO Loss To Rodriguez Joe Joyce May Have Warm-Up Bout Before Dubois Bout in April Jarrett Hurd: No Intention of Going To 160, I Want Williams Canelo Alvarez Is The BWAA 2019 Fighter Of The Year Floyd Mayweather Is The BWAA's Fighter Of The Decade Ja'Rico O'Quinn Vows To Make a Statement in ShoBox Clash James-Dulorme For 3rd WBA Welterweight Title 4/11 In Minneapolis Scott Quigg vs. Jono Carroll on March 7 in Manchester Parker's Trainer Expects Usyk To Perform Much Better in Next Time Tyson Fury: "If I Don't Knock Wilder Out, It Doesn't Count!"'s Television Pick of The Week - January 17 Brandun Lee: I Need This Step Up In Competition Peter Kahn - A Boxing Success Story, 25 Years In The Making Jordan Gill Cleared After Health Scare, Hopes To Return In March Brook's Trainer Hopes Khan Clash Finally Happens - For The Fans Nearly 19 Years, 250 Editions Later, 'ShoBox' Still True To Mission Ja'Rico O'Quinn Aims To Impress in TV Debut on Showtime McGregor Very Interested in Pacquiao Clash at Allegiant Stadium Arum Expects To Sign Tony Yoka, Have Him Return in Spring Munguia's Co-Promoter Views Golovkin as The Ideal Opponent Chavez Sr, Jorge Arce - Face To Face at Rematch Presser Eleider Alvarez, Felix Verdejo, Seals Give Back To Kids
Latest Forum Threads