Michael Hunter faces Sid in comeback fight

HALL OR NOTHING: Michael Hunter, who is making his comeback at the Borough Hall show.

HALL OR NOTHING: Michael Hunter, who is making his comeback at the Borough Hall show.

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MICHAEL Hunter will face one of boxing most enduring characters when he makes his big comeback in Hartlepool next weekend.

Hunter will meet experienced campaigner Sid Razak over six rounds at the Borough Hall a week tomorrow.

The former British, Commonwealth and European champion has not pulled on his gloves in anger since losing a double title fight to Jason ‘Too Smooth’ Booth in Sunderland in October 2009.

Coach Neil Fannan told SportMail that he wanted a “good fight” for Hunter and said that the 39-year-old Brummie fitted the bill “perfectly”.

“When you come back after being out for as long as Michael has been out you don’t comeback against a world champion,” said the Hartlepool trainer.

“Sid has been around a long time and gives everyone he fights trouble – and he never gets stopped.

“We wanted Michael to get six rounds and knowing Sid as I do, that’s what we’ll see next week.

“This is a good fight and I think this opponent fits the bill perfectly.

“I know Sid will come to try to beat him – this is like a world title fight for him.

“Sky are coming up to film some stuff for their Ringside show and Sid will see this as a chance to make a name for himself.”

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