American Heavyweight Michael Hunter Splits With Ben Shalom’s BOXXER, Exploring Opportunities
Former world cruiserweight title challenger, California’s Michael Hunter (20-1-2, 14 KOs) has officially split with Ben Shalom’s BOXXER (Sky Sports Boxing) and is officially a market free agent.
Hunter signed a 3-fight deal with Shalom’s BOXXER earlier this year starting with Hughie Fury in a WBA Heavyweight championship eliminator. Fury pulled out of two fight dates with injury and illness and as a result, Hunter has not been able to compete this year.
The 34-year-old tells NoSmokeBoxing that he parted with BOXXER on amicable terms and is currently exploring his options as a free agent. Hunter told NSB that his contract was voided after the fallout of the fights with Fury.
Hunter has publicly called for a chance against WBA (Regular) titleist Daniel Dubois, who he would’ve been mandatory for anyway should he have beaten Fury. Dubois is represented by Queensberry Promotions and competes under the BT Sport banner where Hunter would have to fight on to get la shot at Dubois.
It is likely that Michael Hunter will be called as Dubois’ mandatory challenger in 2023, doubling up as a final eliminator for Oleksandr Usyk‘s super title.