Peter Fury believes his son will be in the mix to add to nephew Tyson’s recent success and be fighting for a version of the world heavyweight crown by 2017.
Fury, 21, recorded four victories in 2015 despite struggling with potential foes dropping out of fights and cemented a good win over Andrey Rudenko in February to improve his unblemished C.V to 18-0 – on the whole.
Father and trainer Peter is now hoping to step up Hughie’s opposition in the New Year, having already guided Tyson to a magnificent victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November as the 27 year-old became the top rated fighter in the division.
Team Fury initially harboured plans for Hughie to break Mike Tyson’s all-time youngest top division champion record – having fought 12 times in his first year as a pro, although injuries and opponent problems ended that idea by 2014.
The younger Fury is now firmly on track to be ranked in the top ten with most governing bodies by the end of 2016 and could well be in line to meet the likes of Deontay Wilder or Ruslan Chagaev in the not too distant future.
“We are going to step Hughie up and put him in a good fight by the end of February,” Peter told World Boxing News.
“Hughie will be fighting on a Channel 5 show and it will really step up for him.”
Asked whether Hughie will be featuring on all Tyson’s future world title cards after missing out on the Klitschko event in Dusseldorf at the last minute, Peter replied: “He and Tyson train together and fight together, so yes he’ll fight on all those undercards.
“Hughie is only 12 to 18 months away from a world title shot himself so we’ll just keep him ticking over nicely and improving until then.
“The aim is obviously to have two world champions in the next couple of years and Hughie is on course for that,” he added.
Domestic clashes with the likes of Anthony Joshua, Dereck Chisora and David Price would certainly capture the public’s imagination over the next twelve months as Hughie moves towards placing a second member of the Fury family firmly on the world boxing stage.