Heavyweights Clash as Michael Hunter Takes On Fabio Maldonado

Michael Hunter vs Fabio Maldonado

World Boxing Association International Heavyweight Title

On Saturday, 25 May 2019, Michael Hunter (16-1-0 11 KOs) will take on Fabio Maldonado (26-1-0 25 KOs) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The heavyweight bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.

The bout is for the World Boxing Association International Heavyweight Title.

I’m always a fan of a good heavyweight fight. And this one sizes up to be a pretty good one.

Micheal Hunter is the reigning IBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title (we won’t get into what these belts mean). His one loss is against Oleksandr Usyk, perhaps the best P4P fighter in the world. A lot of guys lose to Usyk, but Hunter lost with some class, lossing 117-110 x3 in his bid for the Cruiserweight title.

Hunter has great movement and skill. He dances around the ring like a Featherweight and uses his impressive hand speed to score at will. His defense is sometimes a suspect which could be a problem against Maldonado.

I’m not going to sell you on the idea that Maldonado is a great boxer in the heavyweight division. But he’s a tough guy that hits like a brick. He’s reaching the tail end of his career at 39 years old and lost his last 2 decisions. But make no mistake, Maldonado is a dangerous man in the ring.

The size difference (Hunter is a natural Cruiserweight) and Hunter’s susceptibility mean Maldonado could catch him with something big and turn the fight in his favor.

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Nik enjoys bantamweight wars, good body work, and boxers who work on their craft. In his spare time he spends time with his family, or away from them in his work shop.