BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Michael Hilton was able to overwhelm Darry Bunting and roll to a win during their 201lb open bout at the Ike Williams Boxing Academy at the New Jersey Golden Gloves in Trenton, New Jersey.
Hilton (Ike Williams BA) used brute power to stun Bunting time and time again in a matchup of two very heavy handed boxers. Bunting tried to get inside the taller Hilton by slipping his jab to set up power punches but it did not work. Hilton used his reach and length and his conditioning to outwork Bunting.
He caught Bunting with a very nasty straight right in round two, and then rocked him again in round three before finishing off with several body shots and flurries. The southpaw Bunting was exhausted after the first round and had nothing on his punches after that, allowing Hilton to push him back.
But Bunting’s holding prevented any jabs from landing late in the fight.
“He just kept grabbing me,” said the 27-year-old Hilton, who fought in just his fifth amateur bout.
Hilton, who also practices Taekowndo, did not need to respect any of his power going forward in the fight, and was able to be more aggressive and attack more en route to the easy win.