Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury made a bold statement post-fight at Glow, Bluewater by predicting that he would beat Mike Tyson’s record and become the youngest world champion of all time by Christmas of 2014.
The 18 year-old, who stopped Butterbean lookalike Ladislav Kovarik in just one round earlier, told Mark Pougatch of Channel 5 that he will break the record held since new sensation Tyson clubbed Trevor Berbick in two rounds aged 20 years and five months in 1986.
“I have got plenty of time and I am improving every single fight, but I will do it. I will beat Mike Tyson’s record and be the youngest heavyweight world champion,” declared Fury.
Cousin Tyson Fury, who was ringside working for the network then added: “I second that, because I have three fights I have set myself before that deadline and I am knocking all three out.
“Haye, Klitschko and Klitschko. I am going to claim all the belts and then I am going to vacate one for Hughie to fight the mandatory challenger for and that is how it is going to be done, there you are.”
The younger Fury is now set to fight again this Saturday against 40-loss Tomas Mrazek, before a fight in Dundalk, Ireland on July 12 as the fledgling pro continues the fast-paced beginnings of his career.