Michael Hunter (American boxer)

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Michael Hunter
Statistics
Real name Michael Hunter
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States American
Born (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 26)
Van Nuys, California
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 4
Wins 4
Wins by KO 3
Losses 0
Draws 0

Michael Hunter Jr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American heavyweight boxer who won the National Super Heavyweight championships in 2007 and 2009. After failing to go the 2008 Olympics at SuperHeavy he qualified for the 2012 Olympics as a heavyweight, 201 lbs limit.[1] He is the son of Mike "the Bounty" Hunter.[2]

Amateur Career[edit]

Hunter, who is coached by KC Ken Croom, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds, relying on speed and quickness to succeed.

In 2006 at the age of 18 he made it to the finals of the National Golden Gloves with only five bouts where he lost to Felix Stewart and won the bronze medal at the Under-19 World Championships in Morocco by scoring wins over Andrey Volkov of Russia and Pavel Kulda of Lithuania before losing in the semifinals to eventual winner Cristian Ciocan of Romania.

In 2007 now based in Las Vegas he beat future (2008) champ Lenroy Thompson and narrowly outpointed two-time winner Mike Wilson to win the US championships.

At the Olympic trials 2007 he easily beat Wilson-conqueror Kimdo Bethel twice and won the tournament. At the World Championships 2007 he beat Kurban Günebakan 30:7 and Jasem Delavari and lost only 15:22 to world #1 and European champion Islam Timurziev.

At the first qualifier he beat Oscar Rivas but lost to Cuban Robert Alfonso 1:9, at the second he beat Didier Bence but lost to Jose Payares and thus failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.

In 2009 he edged out Thompson 8:7 and once again became national champ.

Heavyweight, 201 lbs[edit]

In 2011 he dropped down to 201 lbs and won the Golden Gloves title there.[3]

In June 2011, Hunter helped Wladimir Klitschko in his preparation for his fight against David Haye, acting as his sparring partner in the last few weeks building up to the fight.

He managed to qualify for the London Olympics by winning his qualifier against Julio Castillo and Yamil Peralta.[4]

Professional boxing career[edit]

In March 2013 Hunter made his professional debut defeating Chad Davis by third round TKO in a bout held in Phoenix, Arizona. He then scored another KO on August 30.

Professional boxing record[edit]

4 Wins (3 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A United States Jerry Forrest N/A N/A 2014-06-21 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California
Win 4–0 United States Rodney Hernandez UD 6 2014-04-03 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
Win 3–0 United States Gary Tapusoa TKO 2 (4), 1:41 2014-01-24 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington
Win 2–0 Mexico Francisco Mireles KO 1 (4), 0:59 2013-08-30 United States Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, San Diego, California
Win 1–0 United States Chad Davis TKO 3 (4), 2:59 2013-03-09 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona Professional debut.

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Preceded by
Jonte Willis
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
2007 and 2009
Succeeded by
Lenroy Thompson