‘I would fight for free’: Michael Hunter offers to take on Tyson Fury for NOTHING after Gypsy King’s trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder collapsed… but he believes WBC champion will pick the ‘easiest or softest opponent’
- Tyson Fury’s team insisted Deontay Wilder’s clause for a rematch has expired
- Fury has moved onto alternatives and is eyeing a fight in London in December
- Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, revealed a five-man shortlist for his next fight
- Agit Kabayel, Efe Ajagba, Oscar Rivas and Charles Martin made the shortlist
- Michael Hunter, the other name on five-man list, has offered to fight Fury for free
Michael Hunter has offered to fight Tyson Fury for free with his trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder off, but he doesn’t believe the Gypsy King will want to face him.
The WBC champion was set to face Wilder in a trilogy fight just before Christmas in Las Vegas but Fury has walked away from that showdown after the American’s rematch clause expired.
And Fury has since moved onto alternatives, with US promoter Bob Arum revealing a five-man shortlist for a homecoming fight in London in December – including Hunter, Agit Kabayel, Efe Ajagba, Oscar Rivas and Charles Martin.
Michael Hunter has offered to fight WBC champion Tyson Fury for absolutely nothing
And American heavyweight Hunter has thrown his hat into the ring, claiming he would take up the opportunity for nothing but feels Fury will pick a ‘softer’ opponent.
Speaking to Press Box PR, Hunter said: ‘I would fight for free, I’d fight Tyson Fury for absolutely nothing. There’s a lot of budget being saved right there, and they still wouldn’t fight me.’
Hunter, who has only been defeated once in his 20-fight professional career, drew with Alexander Povetkin in his last fight in December last year.
And the 32-year-old added: ‘There has been no offer put out there yet. I am just as close as I was a year ago, I’m the same distance.
‘I don’t think there’s going to be a fight with Tyson Fury because there are easier fights. They would rather have easier fights, but you never know.
Fury is looking for his next opponent after his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder was scrapped
‘I think I pose more of a threat than his original opponent Deontay Wilder.
‘I’m the best one on their list, but I can guarantee they’ll pick the easiest or softest opponent. It’s not about fighters fighting the best people anymore.’
Fury beat Hunter Fury in the amateurs back in 2006, but the latter is still reeling about the judges’ decision.
Fury had confirmed Sportsmail‘s initial report that the proposed December fight against Wilder had been scrapped, stating that ‘enough was enough’ and that he was unwilling to be messed around in making it happen.
Fury’s announcement has cleared the way for a blockbuster heavyweight unification with Anthony Joshua in 2021, but the former’s co-promoter Frank Warren has confirmed he will come back to the UK for a warm-up bout beforehand.
Fury walked away from a trilogy with Wilder after the American’s rematch clause expired
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