Michael Hunter believes that it is ‘fishy’ that Tyson Fury suffered from a coronavirus infection and claimed that he ‘wasn’t doing well’ in training for his fight with Deontay Wilder.
The Bronze Bomber had forced a trilogy rematch with the current WBC champion but their July 24 bout was called off when Fury was a victim of his bout’s Covid-19 outbreak.
However, 33-year-old Hunter, who fought Fury in the amateurs, told FightHype: “We do know that he wasn’t doing too well in the gym, but not enough to call the fight off.
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“To me, it was kind of funny because, on the first day, they said, ‘Somebody on this team got Covid’.
"And then the next thing we heard was Tyson got Covid. So I thought that was a little fishy."
Despite the hints towards subterfuge, Hunter still makes Fury the favourite when he fights Wilder in October.
Hunter said: “I’m leaning more towards Fury.
"He got a draw in the first fight, which he just got off the couch in his first fight back. Then he won the second fight."