Michael Hunter breathes new life into his career with back-to-back wins
Former cruiserweight world title challenger and 2012 U.S. Olympian Michael Hunter has moved up to heavyweight and found new life in his career. Hunter, a tremendously talented fighter most notably lost in 2017 on HBO to Oleksandr Usyk, the now unified cruiserweight champion.
Hunter in October flew over to the United Kingdom and fought Martin Bakole Ilunga, a man who outweighed him by forty plus pounds and stopped him in the tenth and final round. Hunter this past weekend in Monte Carlo came in on 11 days notice as a b-side opponent beating Alexander Ustinov as his two biggest wins of his career have come in back-to-back outings.
Hunter, a decorated amateur and a fighter who in Las Vegas, Nevada gyms has been touted as a gifted and tremendously talented fighter, had lacked the in-ring time to display his ability for the world.
Hunter, who is undersized for the cruiserweight division clocking in at roughly 210 lbs, looks to find himself in the conversation of a major fight in the future