Forest out for revenge on hunters – Boxing Sports

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WBA # 2 Heavyweight Michael’The Bounty’Hunter II (20-1-1, 14 KO) defeats Jerry’Slugger’Forest (26-4-1, 20 KO) again this Thursday at 10. I’m trying. -Round main event at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The pair was originally squared in 2014 when the hunters won the unanimous decision of eight rounds.

Forrest remembered their first fight very well and was looking forward to this rematch. He feels that the hunters have improved since their first match, but he has also improved, and he is still getting better. Aside from revenge factors, Hunters are also world-ranked WBA # 2, WBC # 7, and WBO # 6, so a confusing victory by Forest could lead to a return opportunity on the Triller platform.

How did you first start boxing?

I was 18-19 years old because I was a graduate of high school. I already had my first child. My Navy career man approached me about what I was trying to do in my life. I told him I wanted to be a professional boxer. Shortly thereafter, I started training at a boxing gym in Newport News, Virginia.

How many amateur battles have you had?

I fought about 40 amateurs, but most of the losses were compared to national level fighters.

Your final battle was a draw with former Olympic medalist Zhang Zhilei of China. Your performance in that battle has earned you some notoriety from boxing fans. Can you talk about the battle?

I was a little lazy and complacent about punching, so I went down three times early in the fight. I stayed calm because I knew he would decline after three rounds. I had to pick up the power I did.

What did you think about the lottery decision?

This is mine. Before the battle, I remember being instructed to get a knockdown, if not a complete stop, if either fighter turned his back during the battle. I remember Zhang turning his back in the middle of the fight from my pressure. If the knockdown was scored in my favor at that point, it could have been the difference between a draw and I winning the decision.

What do you remember about fighting hunters?

To be honest, I didn’t do enough. I think I was able to stop him. I just didn’t throw enough punches. My conditioning wasn’t up to the norm at that point in my career.

What do you think is different this time?

I’ve been hoping for this rematch since we last fought. I asked for this fight. I feel like it’s getting better and better. I now have it all along with my power and footwork. Early in my career, I wasn’t properly trained to receive when you were a highly advertised prospect or Olympic-type fighter. Everything is going well in my career right now.

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