Boxing News At Five | Apr 24 2019

Boxing News at Five: Hunter believes he is better than ‘Big Baby’, Brook says Khan needs a “smack” for questioning his sexuality

Michael Hunter reckons he is the best option for Anthony Joshua on June 1, and Kell Brook still wants to punish Amir Khan for the things he has said
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WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will fight one of the following on June 1 at Madison Square Garden, New York: Michael Hunter, Andy Ruiz Jnr or Manuel Charr.

The shortlist, which originally included Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki, is now seemingly down to just three and one of them, Hunter, still the front-runner, says he should get the gig because he is not only the best of those available but because he is better than Jarrell Miller, the drug cheat whose transgressions have created the void.

“It’s an exciting time to be Michael Hunter,” he told Chris McKenna of the Daily Star. “I’m just patiently waiting. I’m ready to take it if they give me the opportunity. I’m definitely taking it. I just hope I get it. Eddie Hearn and Joshua definitely know I’m ready to take the fight. I’m definitely taking it. I just hope I get it.