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Peter Fury squashes ‘Iron Mike’ record for Hughie, says Joshua not on radar

Phil Jay 08/01/2014

Undefeated heavyweight Hughie Fury is aiming to keep-up his impressive career beginnings in 2014 as the former amateur champion seeks out domestic honours over the next twelve months.

At just 19 years of age, Fury has his whole career ahead of him and at one point had Mike Tyson’s youngest ever world champion record in his sights, but not anymore as father and trainer Peter outlined his son’s plans for the coming months.

“Hughie will try his best to get a world title shot, but way things are in the heavyweight division it’s very slim,” Peter told World Boxing News.

“If he gets the chance to fight for a world title then sure he’s going in, but talk of Hughie breaking that record is best being put to bed.”

Fury, who is now 12-0 after his first year in the pro ranks, was the subject of some recent back and forth tweets between Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn and his father over the possibility of a domestic clash with Anthony Joshua, although Peter admitted that the Olympic gold medallist is not even in his thinking for Hughie right now.

“There is nothing to it at the moment,” said Fury. “Eddie Hearn has not made us any offer and he was merely pointing out that Hughie and Joshua are real talents and the public would like to see it down the line.

“It’s good that boxing fans are talking about the two of them as they must be doing something right, but I personally haven’t got Joshua on my radar at all. Joshua has won a gold medal and hopefully will go on to get a world title, as will Hughie, but these things are hard to predict and we will see what the future holds.”

With the British belt currently vacant following David Price’s decision to move on from domestic level, Peter was coy on whether he would push Hughie’s name forward for a shot at the coveted title with the BBBofC still considering their options.

“I’m not sure who’s even fighting for the British title. Al I do know is that Hughie will step up a lot this year now. Anyone who is competing at domestic level these fights can be made.

“Hughie will now be on many live TV shows this year and will keep on picking up the experience he needs. Expect him to have fought at least three times by the end of March.

“We have a busy year ahead and the real boxing fans need to see fights and that’s exactly what their going to get. I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy New Year to all the boxing people around the world and let’s go for 2014!”

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