Michael Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KOs) weighed 217.2 lbs Monday for his 10-round WBA heavyweight title eliminator against Michael Wilson (21-1, 10 KOs) for his main event fight. Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. In New York.
Wilson, 38, weighed 224.2 pounds. The winner of the fight will be the mandatory challenger of the WBA heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
The 33-year-old Hunter should win this fight pretty easily, as Wilson has never displayed the kind of talent that would suggest he can beat a guy like him.
This is Hunter’s second fight since he fought a 12-round draw against Alexander Povetkin in December 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
The vacant continental heavyweight title of the Americas from the World Boxing Association will be up for grabs Tuesday night for the Hunter vs. Wilson.
FITE.TV and Triller.com will broadcast the contest live at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT.
“It was good. It was a bit more tedious than normal,” Michael Hunter told Fighthype in preparation for this match. I had to be a bit more cautious.
“Normally, I train when everyone else trains, but I had to keep the gym private. Vegas is the second highest with COVID symptoms right now. “Teofimo got it, and Tyson [Fury] got it. That was it in Vegas. I’m ready to go, “Hunter said.
In top support weights, former 140-pound world champion Chris Algieri (24-3, 9 KOs) weighed in at 142.8 pounds in his 10-round bout against Mikkel LesPierre (22-2-1, 10 KOs). LesPierre, 36, weighed 144 pounds.