British trainer Peter Fury has informed WBN that his shortlist of potential foes for undefeated son Hughie Fury’s next bout have been sent to promoters Hennessy Sports.
Hughie, 20, is set to fight on the undercard of cousin Tyson’s world title challenge against Wladimir Klitschko on October 24 and Peter wants a ranked opponent in order to position the young heavyweight for future title opportunities.
The likes of Shannon Briggs, Manul Charr and former Tyson opponent Christian Hammer have all been mentioned as possibilities for Hughie – who has won all 16 of his contests, as Peter aims to secure a foe who is currently above him in the ratings.
“I’ve sent around ten names, all of which are good names and higher ranked than Hughie. At least five of those are in the top 15 of the main governing bodies,” Peter told World Boxing News.
“Hughie’s last opponent was late due to us being let down by top names in the division, so It’s not a case of picking fights for Hughie, it’s who we can get.
“But after October 24th Hughie will be ranked in the top 15 with the organisations as we look to push him on,” he added.
A recent report that Fury, rated 33 by the WBC, could step in to face world champion Deontay Wilder in September has now cooled following World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman’s admission to WBN that the fight would be unlikely to be sanctioned for the green belt.