Peter Fury confirms Hughie will fight on Klitschko v Fury undercard
Hughie Fury is set for a high-profile slot on the recently announced Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury world title undercard, father and trainer Peter Fury has informed WBN.
The 20 year-old, who is 15-0 as a pro, was put forward for a fight on the October 24 card in Dusseldorf, Germany at Monday’s meeting in Panama as the heavyweight prospect continues his rise towards the bigger names in the sport.
“I think we will have maybe two of our fighters on the bill, which will be my son Hughie and possibly one other,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News this week.
“It’s going to be another great experience for Hughie to fight on a big bill like that as he continues his progress.
“I’m not sure who else yet, but it will all be sorted out sooner or later,” added Peter.
The younger cousin of headliner Tyson, Hughie scored a career-best win over Andriy Rudenko in February on the Gennady Golovkin v Martin Murray event in Monaco and is pencilled in for a first bout in five months at Derby Arena later this month.
Despite his tender years, Hughie is rated highly as he makes his way through the top division ranks, although any previous hopes of beating Mike Tyson’s record of being the youngest ever heavyweight champion have been lost due to niggling injuries.