Outspoken heavyweight Tyson Fury has come up with a masterplan to fulfil the desire of the fans who were disappointed at not seeing him face-off with twice-beaten domestic champion David Price in the past.
The 24 year-old has now put forward younger cousin Hughie, 18, as a potential challenger to Price’s British or Commonwealth titles, with Fury even stating that the fight could go ahead in September.
“Price quit and it doesn’t really get much worse,” said Fury. “It was one pathetic performance. No jab, gassed and hurt to body and head. What has Lennox Lewis been doing with him?
“Lennox couldn’t train a rice pudding and Hughie is ready to face him in September. I know he would do Price,” he added.
Hughie is slated to return to the ring on Friday after racking six quick victories on the back of turning professional in March, with Tyson obviously believing that a title shot is on the horizon for the fledging fighter in the near future.
The amateur standout would certainly have to step up his opposition in preparation for any potential fight with Price, although it may be more likely to happen in 2014 as Hughie cuts his teeth in the paid ranks this year.