Former UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy is all set for this third pro-boxing combat. This time, ‘Prince of War’ will tackle former world WBO NABO cruiserweight champion Michael Hunter.
According to a tweet by MMA reporter Alex Behunin, the duo will lock horns Sunday, August 20. While Hardy continues to be inexperienced at boxing, with a pro file of 2-0, his opponent is vastly extra skilled and holds a pro file of 20-1-2.
Although the previous UFC star has discovered early success in his pro-boxing profession, Michael Hunter is a huge leap in competitors.
While Hasim Rahman Jr is the one recognizable identify on the previous UFC fighter’s resume, Hunter has held a number of regional titles up to now and has squared off against the cream of the crop, together with the present unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
However, ‘The Bounty’ hasn’t stepped contained in the ring since December 2021 when he drew against Jerry Forrest. In comparability, Greg Hardy final fought in November.
While ‘Prince of War’s’ boxing resume may use some work, his MMA credentials are indeniable. A get away of Dana White’s Contender Series season 2, the previous soccer star clinched three wins earlier than going through his first defeat.
Although his MMA file of 7-5 and one NC pales in comparison with many seasoned fighters, he holds 4 wins within the UFC.
When an ecstatic Greg Hardy referred to as out the Furys after assertion win
When Greg Hardy confronted Hasim Rahman Jr final yr, the favored consensus earlier than the combat was that ‘Prince of War’ needed to hunt for an early knockout to win the competition.
However, to the shock of many, the ex-UFC star outboxed the extra expertise Rahman Jr. for 4 rounds to clinch a unanimous choice victory. During his interview after the assertion win, the 35-year went on an adrenaline-filled speech staking his declare as a reliable boxer.
Hardy didnt cease there; he additional referred to as out WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his brother Tommy for a boxing showdown:
“All the massive boys, I’m going to devour each single one among them. I’m going to take them, I’m going to interrupt them. I’m going to go 4, six, eight, ten. They can get it let’s go, Fury, you ain’t s**t. All of them, each gypsy on the market… I’m going to beat the c**p out of each single one among you.”
Catch Greg Hardy’s feedback beneath (3:20):