Exclusive: Hughie Fury backs Tyson to return, talks father Peter and overcoming illness

Joe Hewlett 07/04/2017

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Tyson Fury has been rumoured to be eyeing a comeback to the sport this year after being pictured in the gym sparring with young prospect Daniel Dubious.

It was 17 months ago since Fury shocked the world and defeated Wladimir Klitschko. His cousin Hughie, has stated Tyson is well and believes he will return this year.

“Tyson’s doing well, he’s good. I haven’t seen too much of him recently if I’m being honest but I think we can expect him to be back later this year back in the ring,” Hughie exclusively told World Boxing News.

With only one month until Team Fury commence battle with Joseph Parker, Hughie is fit and healthy ahead of his first world title challenge against Joseph Parker.

The heavyweight has cited his Father and trainer, Peter Fury as a huge influence into helping him develop into a world level fighter.

“With him being my trainer and Father, you have your ups and downs and we go backwards and forwards but our relationship is great. The good thing is, as a trainer he is honest, if you’ve been s*** in training then he’ll tell you you’re s****.

“I can always trust any piece of advice he tells me – He doesn’t beat around the bush and is straight to the point. We work well together and since he started training me from the age of 15 I have never lost a fight under his guidance.”

In recent times, Hughie, 22, has had issues with his health but since seeing a specialist he has overcome the problems and is optimistic of what the future entails.

“My illnesses have gone now. I was fighting at 40% whilst battling my problems but now they have gone I can’t wait to show people what I can do at 100% in the ring.

“I’ve been training since I was aged six and have been fighting grown men since I was thirteen so I’ve had a long career in boxing. I’ve had the best sparring in the world and am now ready for the big fights. Good things happen to those who wait,” he added.

The fight will take place in New Zealand, Auckland, with Frank Warren staging the fight on BoxNation and BT Sport.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95