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WBA FINAL ELIMINATOR

Sat 29 Oct 22, Resorts World Arena Birmingham

FURY VS HUNTER IS ON!

Stage is set final WBA Heavyweight Title Eliminator in Birmingham on October 29th

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The long-awaited WBA World Title Eliminator clash between British contender Hughie Fury and US rival Michael Hunter now has a new date confirmed.

The two are set to face off at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England, on Saturday, October 29th with the winner emerging as the next contender to challenge for the WBA heavyweight title currently held by Daniel Dubois.

Fury (26-3-0, 15 KO’s), ranked at #4 in the WBA, has been gunning for a second shot at heavyweight gold ever since his September 2017 challenge for the WBO World Title ended in a points defeat by Joseph Parker.

Now aged 27, Fury – managed by Mick Hennessy – has steadily honed his skills in the interim and is now ready to take his second run at world title contention. In October last year, his most recent outing, he was on blistering form as he forced the rugged Christian Hammer to retire on his stool after just five rounds. 

Now Fury is taking on another tough test in the form of Michael Hunter, who has a reputation as an avoided fighter who promoters are not keen to match their prospects against.

WBA #2 ranked Hunter (20-1-2, 14 KO’s) has been swerved by many of the big names in the division and is targeting his first world heavyweight title shot after a points loss to Oleksandr Usyk in 2017 for the WBO World Cruiserweight title.

Boxing is the family business – Michael’s father Mike had his name in the heavyweight contender conversation during the 1980s and 90s, facing some of the big names of the era including Buster Mathis Jr., Tyrell Biggs and Frans Botha.

The younger Hunter represented America in the London 2012 Olympics and turned pro shortly afterwards, starting out in the cruiserweight ranks and quickly putting together an undefeated run before running into Usyk in 2017 and suffering his first defeat.

Currently riding a seven-fight win streak, Hunter caused a huge upset on his last visit to the UK, stopping unbeaten prospect Martin Bakole in the 10th round of a thrilling fight, the referee being forced to intervene when Bakole was defenceless under a flurry of heavy blows.

VENUE, TIMES & TRAVEL

Resorts World Arena
Perimeter Rd,
Birmingham
B40 1NT

DOORS: 16:30PM
FIRST BOUT: 17:00PM
MAIN CARD: 20:00PM

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Please note: Fury vs Hunter is moving to October 29th at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham. For any fans who purchased tickets for this fight, originally stated for July 2nd, your ticket for the AO Arena will still be valid for our big, upcoming BOXXER show in Manchester – with a headliner announced very shortly. Refunds are available, if preferred.

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