Michael Hunter (American boxer)
|Real name||Michael Hunter, Jr.|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Reach||79 1⁄2 in (202 cm)|
July 10, 1988 |
Van Nuys, Los Angeles,
|Wins by KO||7|
Michael Hunter, Jr. (born July 10, 1988) is an American professional boxer who fights at heavyweight and cruiserweight. As an amateur he won the National Championships in the super heavyweight division in 2007 and 2009. After failing to reach the 2008 Olympics, he 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
|10 Wins (7 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||10–0||Jason Douglas||RTD||4 (10), 3:00||2015-10-13||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington|
|Win||9–0||Mike Bissett||TKO||1 (8), 1:11||2015-07-25||Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||8–0||Deon Elam||TKO||4 (6), 1:23||2015-06-20||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||7–0||Avery Gibson||UD||8||2015-02-05||The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California|
|Win||6–0||Harvey Jolly||TKO||4 (6), 0:53||2014-08-22||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California|
|Win||5–0||Jerry Forrest||UD||8||2014-06-21||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|Win||4–0||Rodney Hernandez||UD||6||2014-04-03||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|Win||3–0||Gary Tapusoa||TKO||2 (4), 1:41||2014-01-24||Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Washington|
|Win||2–0||Francisco Mireles||KO||1 (4), 0:59||2013-08-30||Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, San Diego, California|
|Win||1–0||Chad Davis||TKO||3 (4), 2:59||2013-03-09||Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona||Professional debut.|
- Professional boxing record for Michael Hunter from BoxRec
- 2009 Nationals
- Michael Hunter Amateur Boxing Record
|United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
2007 and 2009