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Hunter vs Kuzmin results: Michael Hunter takes wide decision over Sergey Kuzmin

Hunter goes to 6-0 since his move up to heavyweight.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

American heavyweight Michael Hunter improved to 6-0 since moving up from cruiserweight in 2018, scoring a wide decision win over previously undefeated Sergey Kuzmin tonight on DAZN.

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Hunter (18-1, 12 KO) started pretty fast, and dropped Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KO) in the fifth round on a left hook, but the pace did slow over the second half of the fight, as will often happen with the heavyweights. Still, Hunter remained in control, and got the scores, 117-110 across the board. BLH had it 117-110 and 118-109 for Hunter, who at 31 is starting to really get in the heavyweight hunt now.

“I wanted to stop the boy, but he’s a very tough opponent,” Hunter said after the bout. “I didn’t get to put out what I’d like to do, but I am pleased with my performance. I did some things I should sharpen up more, but overall I’m very pleased.”

Hunter, asked if he had an opponent in mind for his next fight, went unorthodox and named a specific opponent he wants: Alexander Povetkin, and he wants him on the Ruiz-Joshua II card in December.

“I wanna fight Povetkin in Saudi Arabia, so, Povetkin, you see me, I’m coming for you.”

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