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Michael Hunter Inks Pact With Eddie Hearn, Back on Usyk-Takam

Michael Hunter has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA.

Hunter (16-1 11KOs) has impressed at Heavyweight having moved up in weight following a World title clash with pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk in April 2017 – claiming four wins on the trot, with impressive stoppages over Martin Bakole in London in October and then Alexander Ustinov in Monte Carlo in December.

Victory over former World title challenger Ustinov landed Hunter the WBA International strap, and he sits at #12 in the WBA rankings, higher still with the IBF at #10.


The 30 year old Las Vegas man will return to action on May 25 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland against an opponent to be announced tomorrow, and ‘The Bounty’ cannot wait to get back in the ring and continue his rise in the rankings as he hunts down the big names.

“I am delighted to have signed this deal with Matchroom Boxing USA,” said Hunter. “I want to thank Eddie Hearn for the opportunity and I cannot wait to showcase my skills live on DAZN.

“I have proved already that I can be a force at Heavyweight with four wins since moving up a year ago, and I feel ready to test myself against the World title contenders to prove that I can win a World title. There are some great fights out there to be made and I am prepared to take on anyone”

“I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Matchroom Boxing USA stable,” said Hearn. “The Heavyweight scene is hotter than ever, and Michael is a dangerous proposition for anyone at the weight.

“Michael will be back in action on May 25 and then looking to put his name in the mix for massive fights in 2019.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mammoth on 04-11-2019

[QUOTE=PBR Streetgang;19649394]Hunter impressed me the two fights I saw him in a competitive loss to Usyk and a stoppage of Ustinov. Look forward to seeing him on TV again.[/QUOTE] Watch his fight with Bakole

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 04-11-2019

Hunter impressed me the two fights I saw him in a competitive loss to Usyk and a stoppage of Ustinov. Look forward to seeing him on TV again.

Comment by Mammoth on 04-11-2019

[QUOTE=BigZ44;19649043]Mammoth waiting with baited breath on the opponent[/QUOTE] For sure. I was really impressed with him last year.

Comment by Brettcappe on 04-11-2019

Good signing. I have been calling for a Hunter/Kownacki fight for awhile. Would love too see it!

Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-11-2019

Proof positive that you can survive an "L" when your opponent is an elite fighter! Only loss is to Usyk! I wish he could fight Dillian Whyte next! Hearn keeping pace with Arum: Hrgovic and Whyte are good signings!

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