Hughie Fury is adamant he’ll put Kubrat Pulev to the sword when the pair collide in an IBF heavyweight title final eliminator.
The winner will then be in prime position to challenge Anthony Joshua in the coming year.
Fury hails from Manchester and is the current BBBofC British Heavyweight Champion. He is trained by his father, Peter Fury.
The 23-year-old stands 6’ 6” tall and also weighs in around 240 lbs.
In September of 2017, Fury suffered his only career loss, a controversial majority decision to Joseph Parker for the WBO Championship.
“It’s taken a lot of time to make this fight happen and I want to thank all of those involved,” said Hughie Fury. “
“I want to fight for world titles and to do that I need to beat the guys at the top of the division.
“Kubrat Pulev is a serious fight for the mandatory position and I know I’ve got to be the real deal to beat him.
“I believe I’m going to do that in his backyard where others trembled at the thought of it.”
“We want to be involved in these big fight nights. We want to go up against the big names that lead the division,” added father and trainer Peter Fury.
“To become a world heavyweight champion, you’ve got to overcome every challenge that’s put in front of you. And for Hughie that starts in Bulgaria in October.”
Joshua is set to fight Dillian Whyte in April. This means the winner of Pulev v Fury is likely to get their opportunity in August or September.
Tickets to Fire & Fury: Pulev vs. Fury are on sale now via Eventim (eventim.bg)
Fire & Fury: Pulev vs. Fury will be presented by Ivaylo Gotzev and John Wirt’sEpic Sports and Entertainment.
Together with Fury’s promoter, Hennessy Sports, and will be broadcast live in the UK on Channel 5.