VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

Madison Square Garden, New York, United States

Potential contest @ Heavyweight
28-3-0
22-1-2

The tape

34
Age
35
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 2TKO 5KO 7UD 12SD 12
Form
TKO 5SD 10TKO 4SD 12UD 12
28
Wins
22
25
By KO
16
89
KO%
73
3
Losses
1
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
2
2013
Debut
2013
162
Pro rounds
144

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

2
The Ring
-
2
WBA
8
1
WBC
-
1
WBO
-
3
IBF
-

Anthony Joshua vs Michael Hunter preview


When is Joshua vs Hunter?

Anthony Joshua could face the challenge of Michael Hunter in Summer 2024 at Madison Square Garden, New York.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

Joshua vs Hunter stats

Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 losses, and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Michael Hunter would make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 16 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Joshua would have an advantage in power over Hunter, with a 89% knockout percentage compared to Hunter's 73%.

Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.

Joshua has a height advantage of 4 inches over Hunter. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Joshua and Michael Hunter fight out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months later than Hunter, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 18 more professional rounds, totaling 162 compared to Hunter's 144.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF, and 2 by The Ring at heavyweight.

Michael Hunter is currently ranked number 8 by the WBA in the Heavyweight division.

Joshua vs Hunter form

Joshua has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Francis Ngannou on March 8, 2024, by knockout in the 2nd round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to that, he had beaten Otto Wallin on December 23, 2023, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Helenius on August 12, 2023, by knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had beaten Jermaine Franklin on April 1, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at o2 Arena, London.

He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on August 20, 2022, by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Hunter has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Ignacio Esparza on March 23, 2024, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.

Prior to that, he had drawn with Jerry Forrest on December 2, 2021, by split draw in their 10 round contest at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Mike Wilson on August 3, 2021, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hulu Theater at MSG, New York.

Before that, he had drawn with Alexander Povetkin on December 7, 2019, by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

He had won against Sergey Kuzmin on September 13, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Michael Hunter.

Anthony Joshua last fought 4 months and 18 days ago, while Michael Hunter's last outing was 4 months and 3 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 6 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

Hunter's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Joshua vs Hunter?

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