Michael Hunter was a good cruiserweight and he looks even better as a heavyweight. He only has one loss and that came to the great Oleksandr Usyk who later unified the entire division. Hunter actually gave Usyk a good fight and went the distance. His absolute best win has come against Martin Bakole recently in a fight he was not expected to win. He gave a tremendous effort and stopped Bakole in that fight. The opponent here is Fabio Maldonado (26-2) with 25 wins coming by way of knockout. As his record suggests he has a big punch and can be dangerous if he lands. When you look closer at Maldonados resume it is difficult to find any high level opponents he has beaten. The two times he faced better opposition, which was in his last 2 fights, he lost both times. There is no reason to expect an upset here. Hunter will put on another great performance and win. The pick is Michael Hunter to win.