Michael Hunter believes that a world heavyweight title shot is “rightfully” his and plans to enforce a fight against the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. The American takes on Filip Hrgovic in an IBF eliminator that will earn a shot at the belt currently held by Anthony Joshua. He intends to emerge as an unavoidable contender with all belts on the line to crown an undisputed champion.
“We do know it’s a business, there’s a lot of things that go on, but I think I have the opportunity to claim what’s rightfully mine and put it out there, and shine,” Hunter said. “I’ve got to this point. There have been many factors to get here, but now I’ve put them in a mandatory position, it’s time to fight. There’s nothing else to do.”
Joshua and Fury have signed contracts for the undisputed fight with a date and venue to be decided in the coming weeks. Hunter believes that Anthony Joshua is the more consistent fighter but believes Fury will edge him out if he brings his A-game.
“It’s a very challenging fight for Anthony Joshua,” said Hunter. “I see Tyson Fury edging it out. I actually think Anthony Joshua is a little more consistent, to be honest. If Tyson Fury feels good, I think he has enough skills to almost get off the couch and give Anthony Joshua hell any day.”