Michael Hunter wrestled met a split decision draw with Jerry Forrest as the American heavyweight contender clung to his hopes of securing a world title shot.
Hunter’s face was very swollen in a grueling battle while he was forced to dig deep in the final round to a 96-94 . to save score, while the other judge scored it 96-94 for Forrest and the final right made it’s a 95-95 draw in New York.
The in Las Vegas-based contender had told Sky Sports this month he was aiming for a rematch with united champion Oleksandr Usyk, who the only loss inflicted on to be record.
Hunter told Sky Sports this month: “The fact that it is in Usyk’s hands and it may stay there, it gives a chance for me to get all the belts. That’s what I am here for.
“I would like until fight the top guys and get this good names, but at the end of the day, me just want to be undisputed – and that’s what I’m going to for.”
On the same account, Cassius Chaney suffered his… first defeat by split decision sympathy unbeaten rival George Arias.
Chaney was overworked over 10 rounds while the aggressive Arias secured the verdict on two of the scorecards.
Trey Lippe Morrison, son of former world heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, also lost his undefeated record after stopping in the first round by Mike Balogun.
Morrison was knocked out by a big left hand and then stumbled over the ring before the referee waved it off.
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