Michael Hunter (18-1-1) has thrown his name into the hat for a fight with Dillian Whyte. Hunter has even said he is willing to do it without charging Matchroom Boxing a penny.
” I guarantee because I am the man that would do it right on a day’s notice, for free,” Hunter said, speaking to Boxing Social.
” They can’t say anything about the man or anything like that. It has to do with something else. I’ve already took care of the business part. So I think I’m just the best person, as you see, every time there is a fight that falls out, my name is mentioned,” he added.
“It’s not about the money; it’s more about the glory. The money will come, you know I would give all my money to charity. The problem with the industry right now is everybody, to make a move, money is at the forefront. “
Whyte was set to rematch Alexander Povetkin on Saturday, November 21. However, Povetkin withdrew from the contest after testing positive for COVID-19.
If Hunter were to step in on short notice, the 32-year-old would be a more than adequate replacement for Povetkin. The American’s lone loss came at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk, whom Hunter fought for the WBO Cruiserweight World Title.
Hunter is undefeated since switching to the heavyweight division. His last outing was a draw against Povetkin, which took place on the undercard of Anthony Johsua- Andy Ruiz 2.
“Dillian Whyte was not even boxing when I started boxing. When I was in the world championships and going around the world fighting and competing and matching my skills with these guys, Dillian Whyte was not around,” Hunter commented.
The California-native is ranked in the top ten with all four major sanctioning bodies but has struggled to find opponents willing to share the ring with him. However, Hunter remains focused and determined to make his name in the heavyweight division despite his difficulty booking fights.
“I just think that these guys, they’ve been knowing who I was since the amateurs, and they’ve known me in the pros; that’s why I feel like I have had the hardest time. The fighters do not say my name. They get weary just when my name comes up, ” he said.
” I am not going nowhere, and I am going to be here. So you guys are going to have problems with me, every heavyweight, even the young boys coming up. Put them on the line now. I’ll get rid of them right now.”
Check out the full interview below.