Michael Hunter struggled to a split selection draw with Jerry Forrest as the American heavyweight contender clung on to his hopes of securing a planet title shot.
Hunter’s facial area was poorly swollen in a gruelling struggle as he was pressured to dig deep in the ultimate round to salvage a 96-94 rating, while the other decide scored it 96-94 to Forrest and the closing decide designed it a 95-95 draw in New York.
The Las Vegas-centered contender experienced advised Sky Sports this thirty day period he was focusing on a rematch with unified winner Oleksandr Usyk, who inflicted the only decline on his record.
Hunter told Sky Sports activities this thirty day period: “The simple fact that it can be in Usyk’s palms and it might continue to be there, it offers an opportunity for me to get all the belts. That is what I’m listed here for.
“I would like to struggle the major fellas and get these great names, but at the end of the working day, I just want to turn into undisputed – and that is what I’m heading for.”
On the very same bill, Cassius Chaney endured his first defeat by split determination to fellow unbeaten rival George Arias.
Chaney was outworked more than 10 rounds as the aggressive Arias secured the verdict on two of the scorecards.
Trey Lippe Morrison, son of former world heavyweight winner Tommy Morrison, also misplaced his undefeated history after currently being stopped in the 1st spherical by Mike Balogun.
Morrison was floored by a major still left hand and then staggered throughout the ring just before the referee waved it off.