Undefeated heavyweight sensation Hughie Fury will appear in a featured bout on the undercard of the world heavyweight championship rematch between unified champion Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko Saturday, July 9 at the Manchester Arena.
The bout will take place in front of more than 21,000 fans and be seen by millions more around the world on various television outlets.
Widely regarded as one of the best young heavyweights on the planet, the 21-year-old Fury has an outstanding 20-0 ledger with 10 wins by knockout. On April 30 in London, Fury scored a clear-cut technical decision over tricky switch hitter Fred Kassi to capture the WBO Intercontinental championship when the fight was stopped early due to an accidental clash of heads. Since turning pro in March 2013, Fury’s been matched tough and defeated the likes of Andriy Rudenko, George Arias, Dominick Guinn and the aforementioned Kassi.
Having already faced quality opponents while many young heavyweights build their records against subpar opposition, Fury’s team is looking for another tough challenge July 9.
“Hughie Fury is taking fights that no other heavyweights are taking,” said Peter Fury, his father and trainer. “Forget being built up on handpicked opponents, we’re facing guys that are here to win and give us a hard fight. He’s coming off of back to back tough fights. Look at his career so far compared to other prospects. Last year, we scored a clear win over Andriy Rudenko, who was 25-1 and his only defeat came via controversial decision to current heavyweight champion Lucas Browne. That will give you an idea where he’s at and I believe he’s the next force in the heavyweight division.”
Fury’s opponent will be announced shortly and the bout will be scheduled for either ten or twelve rounds.
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