Michael Hunter Puts in Bid for Dillian Whyte Fight
Over the past few weeks, speculation over who Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18 KO’s) will face next has run rampant throughout boxing circles. When last in the ring, on December 7, 2019, the heavyweight UK boxer with the nasty left hook was trading leather with Mariusz “The Viking” Wach (35-6, 19 KO’s).
WHO’S NEXT FOR WHYTE?
The rather lackluster outing was his first since fighting Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (26-1, 18 KO’s), and the massive doping scandal that broke back in July of 2019. The majority that saw the bout with Wach felt as if Whyte was clearly out of shape and needed to return to his proper form. At the moment, the Body Snatcher appears to be looking to stage that bounce-back bout against the well-seasoned pugilist Alexander “Russian Vityaz” Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KO’s).
There are a great many individuals giving Whyte a good deal of grief about this potential opponent. The main reason for this blowback is due to Whyte so forcefully snubbing Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KO’s) as a potential dance partner. Like all the heavyweights not named Deontay Wilder, Whyte apparently had no taste for a dust-up with King Kong.
When Whyte claimed that Ortiz, 40, was not a suitable foe, he cited his age and lack of English speaking ability as the cause. Now, it’s looking like he is going to fight a man just as old and who speaks no English as well.
HUNTER LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SCALP
Hoping that it’s not too late to shake things up, heavyweight contender Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (18-1-1, 12 KO’s) has thrown his name in the hat of Whyte’s would-be adversaries. Ironically, or maybe not, Hunter was last in the ring with Alexander Povetkin on December 7. This was the same card that Whyte tangled with Wach.
Despite being saddled with a draw, the opinion of a great many who saw the fight felt as if Hunter did enough to claim the win. Following the unsatisfying outcome, both boxers expressed their interest in fighting once again to set the record straight. Now, it seems as if Hunter is looking to greener pastures.
Via his Twitter account, the former cruiserweight openly called out Dillan Whyte.
If it’s not too late, Whyte versus Hunter would make for a fun and entertaining bout. Not only this, it would be a more meaningful fight since Hunter is much younger and coming into his own in the ring. And of course, he can speak English! Let’s see what Dillian Whyte and his Matchroom Boxing promotional team can come up with for him next.
By: Bakari Simpson