Heavyweight Hughie Fury is set to fight in Canada again before his scheduled April 20 bout at Madison Square Garden on the back of making his pro debut.
At just 18, Fury, who knocked out David Whittom in two round last week, is making a run in the paid ranks after witnessing his cousin Tyson Fury, 24, make his own waves in the sport on the way to a possible world title shot in the next twelve months.
The elder Fury faces veteran former cruiserweight world champion Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham next month at New York’s famous venue, with Hughie pencilled in for what will be his third fight in a month since turning pro.
Hughie now fights in early April, according to father and trainer Peter Fury, with his second four-rounder set to place in Canada once again. Peter is intent of keeping his son as active as he can early on in his career to give him the experience needed to push on quickly.
PETER ON HUGHIE FURY
“We are going to have Hughie out again on the 9th of April in Toronto against an opponent to be announced soon,” Peter told World Boxing News.
“He is on at the garden April 20th also and he is training well and sparring with Tyson three times a week.
Hughie has got around ten more fights lined up here in Canada and the USA this year so many of Hughie’s fights will in the states,” he explained.