Michael Hunter: Hughie Fury Can’t Punch!


Michael Hunter has dismissed any threat that Hughie Fury has to offer ahead of their fight on July 2 at The AO Arena in Manchester.

The WBA heavyweight title final eliminator was announced yesterday with the winner going on to meet the victor of the June 11 meeting between Trevor Bryan and Daniel Dubois.

Hunter, who last fought in the UK four years ago stopping Martin Bakole, had few positives to say about Hughie insisting the best thing about him is his DNA. Speaking to Sky Sports the 33-year-old said

“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.”

“The best thing we can say is he comes from a Fury family, a fighting family. That’s the best thing I can say.”

Hunter is yet to challenge for a world heavyweight title and only managed a draw against Jerry Forrest last time out despite expectations he would win handily. However, the Las Vegas based boxer is still full of belief that he will get to the top.

“I’m going for the belts and anyone in my way I’ve got to run them over.”