Michael Hunter questions Hughie Fury punch means as he set sights on Tyson Fury’s heavyweight belts | Boxing Information

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Michael Hunter has eyes for not one Fury however two as he prepares to face Hughie in view of pursuing his older cousin Tyson’s world title belts.

The 33-year-old will face the youthful member of the Fury household in London on July 2, stay on Sky Sports activities, because the pair struggle for a shot on the WBA common belt towards the winner of defending champion Trevor Bryan and Britain’s No 1-ranked contender Daniel Dubois in June.

Hunter enters 20(14)-1-2 on the again of a lacklustre draw towards Jerry Forrest final December, whereas Fury is again within the ring for the primary time since beating Christian Hammer in October to enhance his report to 26(15)-3.

“He simply cannot punch,” Hunter stated of Fury, talking to Sky Sports activities. “He is good, I believe he is an honest boxer, he is acquired some first rate abilities, he is tall, he is lengthy, he comes from the Fury household.

“The most effective factor we will say is he comes from a Fury household, a combating household. That is the very best factor I can see.

“I do not suppose he is a terrific puncher, if you say technical boxer that is what I see, it means he is simply not a puncher.”

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Michael Hunter admits Hughie Fury is a ‘first rate boxer’ however says he does not suppose he can punch

For Fury it beckons as one other step in direction of a long-awaited second world title problem 5 years on from lacking out on the WBO heavyweight crown by the hands of defeat to Joseph Parker.

The 27-year-old suffered a unanimous choice defeat to Alexander Povetkin in August 2019 earlier than responding with a third-round stoppage of Pavel Bitter and a choice win towards Mariusz Wach previous to taking out Hammer.

Hunter started his profession with a 12-fight win streak after turning skilled till he was crushed by Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO cruiserweight title. He went on to cease British hope Martin Bakole in October 2018 earlier than holding Alexander Povetkin to a attract December 2019.

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In 2018 Michael Hunter confirmed off his pace and firepower when he chopped down large Russian Alexandr Ustinov

“I am excited to be over in England and show my abilities,” Hunter added.

“We’ll knock them [the Furys] down one after the other, Hughie first.

“He is in the best way, I am going for the belts and anybody in my approach I’ve acquired to run them over.

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Michael Hunter has the abilities and energy to hassle any high contender

“We all know he can struggle. Does he have the abilities and willpower to compete with me? I do not suppose so. Just one solution to discover out.”

What comes of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight titles stays to be seen because the ‘Gypsy King’ stays insistent he’s retired following his sixth-round knockout win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley.

Hughie Fury will tackle heavyweight rival Michael Hunter in a closing world-title eliminator on the AO Enviornment Manchester on July 2, stay on Sky Sports activities.

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