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.