"I wanted to replace Luis Franco and fight Billy Dib. I would like to fight Billy Dib. I think that's a good opponent for me. He didn't have an opponent, but I would have got in there. He said he ready to showcase his talent and he's not trying to be inactive and a boring fighter or whatever and he trying to bring excitement to the sport at 126, so if he ever want to get it in, we can get it in. I'll fight him in a heartbeat
All of the world champions. All of the people that everybody so hype about that feel they bring excitement to the sport," stated featherweight contender Eric Hunter, who made it crystal clear that he's more than eager to step in and face any of the top fighters in the division. Check out what else he had to say!
PC: How has everything been going?
EH: Everything coolin', man; just waiting for a date, that's all.
PC: How soon you looking to get in there? I know you want this to be a busy year.
EH: I'm hoping to get in there real soon. I see they found somebody, but I wanted to replace Luis Franco and fight Billy Dib. I would like to fight Billy Dib. I think that's a good opponent for me. He didn't have an opponent, but I would have got in there. He said he ready to showcase his talent and he's not trying to be inactive and a boring fighter or whatever and he trying to bring excitement to the sport at 126, so if he ever want to get it in, we can get it in. I'll fight him in a heartbeat.
PC: When I spoke to Naazim Richardson about you, he said he's glad to see you dedicate yourself to the sport of boxing because you are one of them dudes that was going to be punching somebody in the face whether it was in the ring or not.
EH: See, people take my kindness for weakness. I'll get it in regardless because I like to fight. People say I'm a troubled kid, but I ain't like that; it's just that I ain't no sucker or whatever. I like to fight though, but that was mainly when I was a kid. I'm a grown man now and I'm trying to get one of them belts. That's what I be on for the most part now; I'm trying to get that for real.
PC: Have you been getting good work out there in Philly?
EH: I been trying to, but it really ain't how it used to be. Philly got a whole bunch of people fighting or whatever, but as far as work I get the most work when I go to D.C. They got a lot of good fighters here though.
PC: I have been told by a few Philly fighters that they have been going elsewhere to get work.
EH: Yeah, because there is a lot of hate going on. People are trying to get better, so nobody got time to get it in.
PC: If not Billy Dib in the near future, who would you like to fight? Who else is on the radar?
EH: All of the world champions. All of the people that everybody so hype about that feel they bring excitement to the sport. I ain't trying to fight any old body, you know what I'm saying? I'm trying to go out there and solidify myself and make a name for myself.
PC: A few featherweights picked up some nice wins recently, of course Mikey Garcia and Juan Manuel Lopez.
EH: I would love to fight Juan Ma. I definitely will, but now he trying to talk about he trying to fight at 130 and not 126.
PC: What's been catching your eye in the sport of boxing lately?
EH: I don't like how they got these picks of who they want to be stars. How you just gonna make somebody a star? For instance, Luis Franco beat me by disqualification. He got rated at the top, which is cool and I'm happy that he did because he beat me, but you got guys like Canelo and them guys don't be fighting nobody and they getting paid crazy. I don't know if it's because he's a Mexican kid or whatever, but they just be putting these stamps on these dudes and making them stars and they really don't be fighting nobody. I don't think Canelo has fought a 154-pounder yet. Back in the day, people used to earn they spot. You used to have to fight your number ones and twos, and now you can fight a bunch of bums and get to be top dog. How that work? They got this dude Canelo a mega-superstar. But when Sugar Ray Leonard and Roy Jones, even Oscar De La Hoya and all was fighting, they fought some people. Floyd Mayweather get bad breaks all of the time. When Floyd first came up, he fought everybody. But now that he the big guy, everybody want a shot at him. I remember when people wouldn't give him a shot at all. I remember when he was calling out all of them guys; Shane Mosley or any of them guys wasn't fighting him. He called out Shane Mosley at 130 and Shane Mosley looked at him like he wasn't nothing, but now the tables turned. But they just be putting these stamps on these dudes and making them better than what they are, but them dudes don't be like that, man. I'm not a big fan of none of them guys, man. I'm a fan of guys that fight everybody. I'm not a fan of people getting big money when they have people out here that deserve the big shot and they don't get it.
PC: You are right about that my man. Keep me posted on your next move. Give me some closing thoughts Eric.
EH: Everybody, keep their eye out on me because I'm definitely coming. All of the top guys that everybody talking about, Mikey Garcia and Juan Ma and Salido and those guys, and Billy Dibb I'm willing to fight anybody at 130, 126 or 122. I'll go wherever they want me to meet them at. I just want to get my name out there.
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