Hughie Fury achieves at 18 what ranked contenders couldn’t in their 30’s

Fledgling heavyweight star Hughie ‘Fists of’ Fury scored the most impressive win of his career in stopping Croatian veteran Ivica Perkovic in five rounds to move his record to 7-0 with five knockouts.

The 6ft 6ins 18 year-old, who is the younger cousin of domestic star Tyson Fury, has been moved on quickly by his trainer and father Peter after turning pro in March on the back of considerable amateur success.

Fury managed to achieve a feat unsurpassed by Alexander’s Dimitrenko and Ustinov in their recent bouts and halted the dogged Perkovic at the end of the fifth after dishing out some handy punishment to the 40-fight journeyman.

Ex-European champion Dimitrenko, who’s record currently stands at 34-2, and 28-1 Ustinov were taken the full eight rounds in their bouts with Perkovic this year, adding much deserved kudos to Fury’s victory.

Hughie was fighting in Dundalk, Ireland in what was his fifth separate fighting country since entering the paid ranks, with elder sibling Tyson watching on from ringside following his high-profile press conference with upcoming opponent David Haye.

Also on the card, Steve Collins Jnr embarked on treading in his famous father’s footsteps by scoring a four-round win over Stanislavs Makarenko, whilst Eamonn O’Kane out-pointed Anthony Fitzgerald in the main event.