Michael Hunter Wins Huge Knockout Victory Over Mike Wilson To Make A Statement In Heavyweight Division | Boxing News
Michael Hunter crushed Mike Wilson with a massive fourth-round knockout on Tuesday night in New York City as a reminder of the threat he carries.
“The Bounty Hunter” has spoken of facing a big heavyweight rival and told Sky Sports he plans to erase any “stigma” that gave Dillian Whyte an “excuse” to avoid him.
Wilson’s flagship Hunter KO reel, where he landed a massive forehand to hurt his opponent, would have caught the attention of future enemies.
Hunter’s precise right hand had landed in the first round of a one-sided fight.
Wilson, who had never been arrested before, barely survived the second round.
Hunter’s right hand landed at will – he hurt Wilson in the third round, then again in the fourth.
He then skillfully timed a shot that dropped Wilson and ended the fight.
Hunter has won 20 of his 22 fights – the only flaws are a loss to Oleksandr Usyk when both men were cruiserweights, and a draw with Alexander Povetkin which he claims deserved to win.
He is ranked No. 6 by the WBA, WBC and WBO.
He spoke to Sky Sports of Whyte earlier this week: “He’s one of the guys with the excuse, ‘Who is Michael Hunter?’.
“They act like they don’t know who I am.
“I was fighting before they put on a pair of gloves.
“I’m getting my name out – that’s one of the stigmas other fighters try to nitpick. I’m going to tick that box,” Hunter said.
“The heavyweight division is a moving picture. It’s hard to say when the fighting will take place. We knew the forecast.
“I hope we can get these guys to get me in the ring with them.”