Michael Hunter (American boxer)
|Real name||Michael Hunter, Jr.|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Reach||79 1⁄2 in (202 cm)|
|Born||July 10, 1988|
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||12|
Michael Hunter, Jr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American professional boxer who challenged for the WBO cruiserweight title in 2017. He is the current WBA International and IBO Intercontinental heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won the National Championships as a super heavyweight in 2007 and 2009, and qualified for the 2012 Olympics in the heavyweight division. He is the son of former professional boxer Mike "the Bounty" Hunter.
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.
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.
In 2009 he edged out Thompson 8:7 and once again became national champ.
Heavyweight, 201 lbs
In 2011 he dropped down to 201 lbs and won the Golden Gloves title there.
Professional boxing career
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
|Professional record summary|
|17 fights||16 wins||1 loss|
|19||N/A||N/A||Sergey Kuzmin||N/A||– (12)||13 Sep 2019||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.||For WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title|
|18||Win||17–1||Fábio Maldonado||TKO||2 (10), 1:45||25 May 2019||MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, US||Retained WBA International heavyweight title|
|17||Win||16–1||Alexander Ustinov||TKO||9 (12), 1:52||24 Nov 2018||Casino de Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Won vacant WBA International heavyweight title|
|16||Win||15–1||Martin Bakole Ilunga||TKO||10 (10), 2:19||13 Oct 2018||York Hall, London, England||Won vacant IBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title|
|15||Win||14–1||Iago Kiladze||KO||5 (10), 2:52||10 Jun 2018||Pioneer Event Center, Lancaster, California, U.S.|
|14||Win||13–1||Terrell Jamal Woods||UD||6||21 Apr 2018||International Plaza, Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.|
|13||Loss||12–1||Oleksandr Usyk||UD||12||8 Apr 2017||MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S.||For WBO cruiserweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Isiah Thomas||UD||10||13 May 2016||Sam's Town Las Vegas, Sunrise Manor, Nevada, U.S.||Won vacant WBO–NABO crusierweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Phil Williams||KO||1 (8), 2:44||27 Feb 2016||Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Jason Douglas||RTD||4 (10), 3:00||13 Oct 2015||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Mike Bissett||TKO||1 (8), 1:11||25 Jul 2015||Palms Casino Resort, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Deon Elam||TKO||4 (6), 1:23||20 Jun 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Avery Gibson||UD||8||5 Feb 2015||The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Harvey Jolly||TKO||4 (6), 0:53||22 Aug 2014||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Jerry Forrest||UD||8||21 Jun 2014||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Rodney Hernandez||UD||6||3 Apr 2014||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Gary Tapusoa||TKO||2 (4), 1:41||24 Jan 2014||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Francisco Mireles||KO||1 (4), 0:59||30 Aug 2013||Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, San Diego, California, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Chad Davis||TKO||3 (4), 2:59||9 Mar 2013||Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
- Professional boxing record for Michael Hunter from BoxRec
- 2009 Nationals
- Michael Hunter Amateur Boxing Record
|Amateur boxing titles|
| U.S. super heavyweight champion
| U.S. super heavyweight champion
| U.S. heavyweight champion
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byBJ Flores
| WBO–NABO junior heavyweight champion
13 May 2016 – present