Klitschko-Fury on, Hughie fight off
Just as a row over the ring canvas between Tyson Fury and event organisers for his fight against Wladimir Klitschko was resolved, Hughie Fury has seen his fight completely cancelled.
Despite changes in his opponent no less than three times, Fury, 23, has now been moved to fighting next Saturday night instead on the Lenny Daws v Ruben Nieto European super lightweight title undercard live on Channel 5.
Hughie was due to fight Nicolai Firtha firstly, then Adnan Redzovic, before Konstantin Airich was drafted in on Friday. Airich wasn’t approved and finally an eight-round contest with Croatian cruiserweight Tony Visic fell through in the hours before the fight.
The bill will now be a mixture of undefeated talent, such as Robert Tlatlik, Jono Carrol, Samy Reid Musa and Patrick Korte, blended with some high-profile names from the AIBA’s pro/amateur circuit at the APB.
Here’s the current line-up as it stands:
10 – Super Lightweight
Robert Tlatlik 17-0 v
Said Rahimi 9-2
8 – Super Featherweight
Jono Carroll 8-0 v
Miguel Gonzalez 13-3
6 – Super Middleweight
Samy Raid Musa 8-0 v
Jay Spencer 10-0
4 – Heavyweight
Patrick Korte 2-0 v
Moises Distino 2-0
David Graf v
Klitschko v Fury will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in UK and HBO in US