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Mike Oliver to face Eric Hunter this Friday in Philly

Quality veteran Mike Oliver has been tabbed at the opponent for Eric “Outlaw” Hunter this Friday night at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a battle for the NABA Featherweight title.

Oliver of Hartford, Connecticut has a record of 25-5 with 8 knockouts. He turned pro in 2001 and racked up 21 straight wins which included wins over DeMario Crittenden (1-0); Hassan Wasswa (2-0-2); Darby Smart (8-0-1); Castulo Gonzalez (7-1); Adam Carrera (18-1); Gary Stark Jr. (18-0); Former world champion and Al Seeger (27-2).

After losing two bouts, Oliver won four In a row which included a win over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana. Oliver will be trying to break a three fight losing streak where he fought fighters with a combined record of 91-3 including former world champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Billy Dib. He is coming off an unanimous decision defeat to undefeated Joel Brunker (26-0) on August 17th in Atlantic City.

Hunter of Philadelphia has a record of 17-2 with 9 knockouts and he has won two straight.

The 2004 Olympic Alternate had a stellar amateur career and turned pro in 2005 and won his first five professional bouts. After suffering his first professional loss, Hunter won ten straight which included wins over Tyrell Samuel (9-1); Jules Blackwell (7-0-2); Wilshaun Boxley (5-1); Leon Bobo (18-5-1) & Andre Wilson (11-4-1) before losing via eighth round disqualification to undefeated Cuban star Luis Franco on a bout that was televised on SHO BOX.

Since that defeat, Hunter has a win over Jason Rorie and in his last bout he scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Jerry Belmontes (17-0) on December 8th in a bout that was nationally televised by NBC Sports Network.

In the eight round co-feature, Julio DeJesus (8-3-3, 4 KO’s) of Chester, PA takes on Hassan Young (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Welterweight bout.