Peter Fury reaffirms Wawrzyk offer for Hughie, considers other options
Hughie Fury’s father and trainer Peter has told WBN that an offer to former world title challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk was made and remains a consideration, despite comments to the contrary from promoter Leon Margules.
WBN asked Margules about the fight with Hughie after Peter announced that the fight was turned down, only for the Warrior’s Boxing chief to claim that an offer was never made to the Polish heavyweight.
After sending text proof that the clash was indeed requested by Team Fury, Peter has now confirmed that he would still ponder Hughie v Wawrzyk if the demands of Margules and his team were reasonable.
“We made the offer to Wawrzyk through a contact we and we were told Wawrzyk himself turned the fight down,” Fury told World Boxing News.
He then added: “The fight does still interest us if the price is right, but we are also considering other options.”
Wawrzyk, 25, is currently contemplating his own next move following a three-round stoppage defeat to WBA title holder Alexander Povetkin, which also doubled up as his first loss in 28 professional contests.
A bout with 18 year-old Fury would certainly be an opportunity for Wawrzyk to rebuild his reputation on a massive card in Manchester in September, although the fight already looks unlikely before negotiations even begin.
Amateur champion Fury is lined up to face former British cruiserweight king Shane McPhilbin on September 14, before looking ahead to his step up in class a forthnight later on cousin Tyson’s hotly-anticipated encounter with David Haye.