By Oviri Kelvin
Michael Hunter has mocked Hughie Fury ahead of their July 2 final eliminator bout at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The winner of the fight will challenge who wins between defending champion Trevor Bryan and Daniel Dubois, the British number one-ranked contender for the WBA regular belt.
Hunter said the best thing Fury can bring to the fore is his lineage from a fighting family.
The boxer, who parades a 20(14)-1-2 record after his lacklustre performance in about with Jerry Forrest in December 2021, admitted that his opponent is a decent boxer while possessing some good skills.
“He just can’t punch. He’s good, I think he’s a decent boxer, he’s got some decent skills, he’s tall, he’s long, he comes from the Fury family,” Hunter told Sky Sports.
“The best thing we can say is he comes from a Fury family, a fighting family. That’s the best thing I can see.
“I don’t think he’s a great puncher, when you say technical boxer that’s what I see, it means he’s just not a puncher,” he added.
He continued: “I’m excited to be over in England and display my skills,” Hunter added.
“We’re going to knock them [the Furys] down one by one, Hughie first.
“He’s in the way, I’m going for the belts and anyone in my way I’ve got to run them over,” Hinter boasted.
Meanwhile, Fury is happy to be back in the ring to get a shot to challenge for a second Heavyweight title belt after losing 3 years ago to Alexander Povetkin.
The 27-year-old British professional boxer parades a record of 15 knockouts from 26 wins and 3 losses in 29 professional fights.
Hughie Fury, a cousin to the undefeated Tyson Fury, ‘Gypsy King’, extended his undefeated record to 20 after he claimed the WBO Inter-Continental title by outpointing Fred Kassi in 2016, since turning pro in 2013.
The Trumpet reports that Fury’s first loss was on September 23, 2017, against Joseph Parker in a bout for the WBO heavyweight title at the Manchester Arena, England.