Michael Hunter would love to dance with Dillian Whyte next!
Heavyweight contender Michael “The Bounty” Hunter (20-1-1, 14 KO’s) is ready for his next assignment. The Californian bruiser was just in the ring, on August 3, when he claimed a second round TKO over Mike Wilson. It was his second win since being saddled with a draw following his December 7, 2019 dustup with Alexander Povetkin. Now Hunter, who is ranked #6 (WBO), #6 (WBC) and #6 (WBA), is aching to be assigned his next adversary.
BRING ME THE BODY SNATCHER!
Technically speaking, the Bounty Hunter is not all that particular about who he faces next. Luckily though, Hunter is not the type to be bashful about calling names out. With this being the case, Bounty was more than willing to share his thoughts on the matter with IFL TV.
“You know the business has always been in the way of making the right fights and the fights that the fans want to see. So hopefully Triller gets somebody like a Dillian Whyte, or somebody, in the ring that the fans would like to see. Maybe even [Filip] Hrgovic again, you know, for the right price and we can make these things happen. I’m not obliged to any opponent right now, its just got to be for the bag.”
“As long as I am getting paid, I’m on the right platform. If they want to put up the money for me and Dillian [Whyte], that would be an easy one to make, on my side. I don’t know how Eddie [Hearn] would be on that. He still has to confine and deal with that side, so I’m not exactly sure if we can get something.”
THE RAT RACE
As Hunter alluded to, there is a chance that the business of the sport could prevent a Bounty versus Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (28-2, 19 KO’s) bout from taking place. On his end, Hunter is free to make whatever prizefights he feels suit him. This is because, as a free agent, Hunter has no promotional obligations. This is not the case with Whyte. The Body Snatcher is still under contract with Matchroom Boxing. So, we will just have to wait and see what happens here.
Hunter was on track to fight Filip “Stone Man” Hrgovic (12-0, 10 KO’s) in an IBF title eliminator earlier this year. The two even went so far as to have a purse bid. Unfortunately, the Bounty withdrew from the contest at the last moment. According to Hunter, he was offered too much money to compete on the Lopez v Kambosos undercard to let it pass by. Ironically, Lopez-Kambosos has twice been postponed and has yet to take place. Regardless of these past hurdles and hiccups, lets just hope that Michael Hunter can secure a meaningful bout in the very near future.
By: Bakari Simpson