Boxing News: “We’d love to battle Derek Chisora, Joe Joyce, or Tony Yoka,” said the team. Justis Huni, the unbeaten heavyweight champion of Australia, is “striking harder and harder” and intends to take on Britain’s top challengers.
According to promoter Dean Lonergan, Justis Huni is a heavyweight ‘nightmare’ who will show off his ‘devastating’ skills in Britain before chasing down rival contenders.
Huni, 22, began his professional career last year, becoming Australia’s youngest champion in over a century, but a hand injury prevented him from returning to amateur competition to compete for an Olympic gold medal.
Huni will instead compete in the Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom next summer, with organiser Lonergan anxious for him to show off his lightning speed in front of a British audience.
Lonergan told Sky Sports, “It’s a wonderful launching pad for Justis in the UK.”
“There would be nothing better than him coming off a Commonwealth Gold and fighting one or two pro fights against some big names up there.”
Lonergan revealed Huni’s preferred opponents to Sky Sports: “We’d love to fight Derek Chisora, or even Joe Joyce or Tony Yoka, in a fight that we’re very interested in.
“He’s going to be a disaster. He’s lightning-quick, moves like a middleweight, and hits harder and harder.
“If Justis had gotten there, I believe he could have won gold.”
Huni has warned that after recuperating from hand surgery, he will be striking harder than ever, and has selected an ideal opponent for a breakout bout on British soil.
“I’m still very young, only 22 years old,” he told Sky Sports, “but as I develop and mature, especially in the heavyweight division, you will surely see more and more potential of my strength as I move forward.”
“I’ll definitely try to fight in the UK in the future, because that’s where it’s at, especially in the heavyweight division.”
“It would be fantastic if I could compete against Derek [Chisora].” He’s a reputable boxer, and it’ll be a great challenge for me. That’s what I’m all about: I’m always putting myself to the test.
“It will undoubtedly bring my name to the attention of the public. If we can get that fight, it’ll be a fantastic experience.”
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