British heavyweight Tyson Fury called out a member of the UK tabloid media this week over a victory recorded in the amateurs.
Back in 2007, Fury defeated Michael Hunter prior to turning pro in London. The outlet in question printed the opposite as Hunter continues to be linked with a fight against Anthony Joshua on June 1.
Taking to social media, an irate Fury blasted the newspaper, which WBN will not name.
“I see ******* are at it again printing wrong information,” pointed out Fury. “Please get your facts right before you print bull s***!
“I spanked hunter at Café Royal London. Ask the people who were there; Billy Joe Saunders and James DeGale.
“I lost four amateur fights and Hunter is not one of them!”
As it really went, Fury got the decision at the event. Since then, Hunter has been adamant he was robbed and got the better of Fury in his own backyard.
Speaking to Lem Satterfield of Premier Boxing Champions late last year, Hunter addressed the situation. The American also pointed out some of his success opposite the division’s bigger names.
“I’ve had plenty of sparring sessions with Deontay Wilder, who was a cruiserweight when I was a heavyweight. We both know who was in control,” said Hunter in the interview here.
— Michael Hunter ll (@MichaelHunterII) April 24, 2019
“Tyson Fury, I took his will away just like Bakole. I had him out on his feet, but they gave him the win.
“I was still an amateur when I stopped (former champion) Bermane Stiverne as an undefeated pro, back-to-back over two days,” he added.
Concluding on how to approach the taller fighters in the top division after a spell at cruiserweight, Hunter stated: “Your tactics are different as a heavyweight than against smaller guys.
“Try not to let bigger guys lean on you. Fight more from distance and be craftier, using footwork and movement to get in and get out and under bigger guys’ shots.”
Hunter remains the favorite to face Joshua this summer at Madison Square Garden despite late contact by promoter Eddie Hearn with Andy Ruiz Jr.
Jarrell Miller’s exclusion opened the door for Hunter to accept the biggest opportunity of his career in New York.