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Former French champion offered Hughie Fury fight

4th June 2013 by Phil D. Jay, WBN Editor
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Former French champion offered Hughie Fury fight Picture by Rich Graessle/Main Events

Experienced heavyweight and one-time French title holder Gregory Tony has been sought out by trainer Peter Fury to fight his 18 year-old son Hughie at the end of this year.

Tony, 35, has lost four of 23 contests, holding fourteen stoppages since turning professional way back in 2006, when former amateur star Hughie was just eleven years old.

Father Peter has no qualms in putting his four-fight novice son in with fringe contenders like Tony as he plans to have Hughie fight upwards of twelve times in 2013 alone.

Hughie turned pro in March stopping David Whittom in two rounds and has since dispatched three further foes in a globe-trotting start to his career. The younger cousin of Tyson Fury also has two more bouts lined in the next month as Peter plans to keep him as active as possible before stepping up the quality of opponents.

Pitting the likes of Tony against Hughie shows the ambition of Peter in having two Fury relatives in the mix at the top of the heavyweight division, with comparisons to the all-dominating Klitschko brothers already being made.

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