Michael Hunter Labels Derek Chisora an Easy Underdog Against Tyson Fury
Throughout the boxing world there is a hefty amount of discontentment regarding WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury’s (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) next opponent. This is because, on December 3, Fury will face the challenge of Derek “War” Chisora (33-12, 23 KO’s) under the hot lights of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Among those malcontents is heavyweight contender Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (20-1-2, 14 KO’s).
WHY HIM, THOUGH?!
Hunter, like countless fans, believes that Chisora is too weathered and past his prime to get such an important fight. This is a hard point to argue considering that War is 1-3 in his last four prizefights. For his part, the only loss that Hunter has suffered is to the current WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. And that bout, which transpired at cruiserweight, took place five years ago. Usyk would go on to become the undisputed champion of the division. So, given Chisora’s abysmal track record as of late, Hunter has no love for the upcoming dust-up, as he told EsNews.
[On Chisora’s chances] “Out of a million, I would say that it ain’t likely! There is a chance. There is two people in the ring. Its not much of chance, but its slight!”
If the opinions and complaints of the fans and many fighters manifests itself, War will suffer his fourth loss in the last two years. This would leave Fury open to continue pursuing a showdown with the aforementioned Usyk to compete for undisputed. As for Hunter, who has not fought in one calendar year, we will have to wait and see who is next on the menu. Luckily, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report the news!
By: Bakari Simpson