Hughie Fury looks forward to seizing the opportunity to challenge Anthony Joshua world titles. But isn’t for a second underestimating his rival for the IBF mandatory position – Kubrat Pulev.
Fury (21-1-KO11) is in Bulgaria to clash with Pulev (25-1-KO13) on Saturday night – live on Channel 5. The winner earning the right to take on WBA Super, IBF and WBO world champion Joshua.
When asked about the possibility of a lucrative fight against his compatriot, Fury said: “Those are the kind of fights I want and that fight in particular.
“I’m not looking past Pulev but whenever that Joshua fight is available, I’d take it with both hands. It’s a case of beating Pulev, getting that out the way and then we’ll talk business after that.
“Titles mean a lot more to me than money. I’ve never really been interested in money. I’m focused on one thing and that’s becoming a world champion.
“I feel stronger in myself and I’ve got more hunger, drive and motivation to get the job done. I’ve had disappointments in the past but they helped make me the person I am today.
“I’m looking forward to these fights, taking things one step at a time and following my dreams.”
Watch Pulev vs. Fury live on Channel 5 on Saturday night. 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.