Super-lightweight contender Keith Hunter says that he feels ready to pursue world honours after successfully recovering from a hand injury suffered during his win over Sanjarbek Rakhmanov.
Hunter, a Las Vegas native, is eager to face all top contenders when the boxing schedule returns. The 27-year-old, brother of heavyweight dangerman Michael Hunter, is currently ranked No.13 by the WBA after racking up 12 consecutive wins in the paid code (seven knockouts).
“I am ready to face the best in the division and I feel even better since my hand has fully healed with this time off,” explained Hunter. ”I was supposed to fight Shohjahon Ergashev and Malik Hawkins, so I’d like to fight them first, but honestly a fight with any of the world champions is a challenge I’m ready for now. I willing and ready to face the best!”
“Keith Hunter is ready for his shot at the best in the division,” said manager Greg Hannley. “Keith has defeated two fighters signed by Mayweather Promotions in his last three consecutive bouts. He is getting national attention and his ranking in the WBA gets him closer to a world title shot. Now is Keith Hunter’s time.”
Hunter continued: “I just know that I am gifted and want to win a world title to further my father’s legacy [the late heavyweight contender Mike ‘The Bounty’ Hunter]. I am so focused, I just want to bring great entertainment to people who are in need of things to do and, if I can fight for a title, that’d even be better.”