American heavyweight contender, Michael Hunter, has criticised Tyson Fury’s recent antics and thinks that smaller fighters are the champion’s kryptonite.
In an interview with Boxing Social, Hunter, who defeated Martin Bakole back in 2018, believes ‘The Gypsy King’ has trouble with smaller guys with quick feet, like himself.
“Tyson [Fury], he kind of dodged that [fight with Usyk] and he didn’t make the fight happen.
If he’s the best in the world, it would be very easy to fight him, he would be the A-side in all of that. He had all the marbles in his hands, and he still didn’t take the fight. Fighters like that, that are a little smaller, that move well, give fighters like him problems and we’ve seen it time and time again.”
“Any time that he [Fury] has been in the ring with a guy that is a little bit smaller and has good feet, it’s been trouble, and that’s me.”
Hunter also had some strong words about Fury’s behaviour outside of the ring, believing that he does not fulfil his responsibilities as the heavyweight champion of the world.
“I think that it is poor for the sport, as far as him being the top heavyweight, he has the responsibility to make boxing shine and I think that it’s just bad for boxing as a whole.
I feel like for him to not just get in a fight and make it happen, but to instead play with boxing and bargaining, it’s become a normal tactic for him.”
Hunter returns to the ring next month, following an eighteen-month hiatus against Donnie Palmer (12-3-1) in Massachusetts on June 24th.