Hughie Fury ready for WBC title shot, eyes Deontay Wilder in March

Sophie Merlo

Undefeated heavyweight Hughie Fury has reacted to rumours he could be approached to fight Deontay Wilder in the spring of 2017.

Fury, 22, is the cousin of former unified king Tyson Fury and currently highly-ranked due to his run of 20 victories since turning professional.

As WBC champion Wilder is looking to return from injury, potentially in March next year, Fury has announced his intention to accept any approach from the American’s team.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ suffered hand and bicep injuries in defeating Chris Arreola and recently told WBN he is making good progress since surgery,

Wilder and Fury have long been linked to facing each other following two close calls in the past, which could now become a reality over the next few months.

Father and trainer of Hughie, Peter Fury had informed WBN that his son would be returning on December 10, although nothing has yet been made official.

A big title eliminator seems close for Hughie, whilst Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne are due to meet for the interim title on December 17.

Hughie could be reclassified by the WBC should he decide to relinquish his standing with other organisations and would then be open to a meeting with big-punching Wilder.