Michael Hunter is still young, but as the only two-time Olympic heavyweight boxer from the United States, it seems like he has been around forever. And with just five fights on his resume as a professional, it is obvious that he wants to make his way to the top sooner, rather than later.
Hunter recently reflected on his 5th win as a pro, a fight which saw him go 8 rounds for the first time in his career. Although he was happy to get the victory, he still wished he had been able to get his opponent out of there a little quicker. Still, it was comforting for him to discover that he could go deeper into a fight, as he would win every round on each of the judges scorecards.
From a young age, it was clear that Michael Hunter was destined for greatness. The son of Michael "The Bounty" Hunter, he has been around the gym since he was an infant. His father was immensely talented, if not troubled, and the stories of what he could do have become stuff of legend, particularly when it comes to sparring Mike Tyson. He very clearly passed down his talents to his son.
Now training out of the Mayweather Boxing Club primarily, Mike Hunter has his eyes set on heavyweight gold in the coming year. Despite having just a few fights, he believes that he is ready to take a step up and face the best in the division. And since he has previously sparred with the likes of the Klitschko brothers and Deontay Wilder, he definitely knows what it will take for him to reach the top of his sport.
Check out all of what he has to say, and be sure to keep an eye on Michael Hunter in the coming year as he continues to make his climb to the top.