American heavyweight, Michael Hunter, has called out Dillian Whyte for a fight and even suggested that the pair could get it on in a bare-knuckle contest.
Hunter is unbeaten as a heavyweight, moving up to the division following a unanimous-decision defeat in his lone title challenge where he lost to Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO cruiserweight belt in 2017.
Since the move, Hunter has defeated Martin Bakole and drawn with Alexander Povetkin, but struggled for any further bouts against the top contenders at the weight.
‘The Bounty’ Hunter was scheduled to fight Hughie Fury in 2022, but after two cancelled clashes due to Fury having long-Covid, it seems that the fight is dead in the water.
Instead, many have called for him to rematch Marint Bakole after a recent resurgence in the career of his Congo-born rival, which has seen him earn a new deal with BOXXER and Sky Sports.
However, on social media Hunter revealed his desires fight former world title challenger, Dillian Whyte.
Whyte finally got his long-awaited title shot last year, losing to Tyson Fury by sixth-round knockout, before returning against Jermaine Franklin in November where he scored a close majority-decision victory.
— Michael Hunter ll (@MichaelHunterII) May 13, 2023
Hunter believes that he has what it takes to claim what would be the biggest win of his career and, with Whyte still ranked as high as #6 with the WBC, it is easy to see why the American has called him out.
Dillian Whyte is softer than baby shit for blocking me. I’m pulling up to your next fight. I’m up for a bare knuckle fight when it comes to you!!!!
— Michael Hunter ll (@MichaelHunterII) April 29, 2023
“Dillian Whyte is softer than baby s**t for blocking me. I’m pulling up to your next fight. I’m up for a bare knuckle fight when it comes to you!!!!”
Whyte has been angling for a rematch with Anthony Joshua and may get his chance, depending on if ‘AJ’ dares to risk losing the opportunity to face Deontay Wilder in December.
If he doesn’t, a contest with Hunter could be just what the doctor ordered.