Hughie Fury comeback date set, Manchester venue on free-to-air TV
Hughie Fury launches his comeback next month following defeat to Kubrat Pulev and the relinquishing of his British title.
The 24 year-old suffered a reverse to Pulev in Bulgaria last October when attempting to seal the number one contender spot with the IBF.
Victory would have placed Fury as the mandatory challenger to Anthony Joshua. The former Lonsdale Belt holder was defeated on points.
Now, refreshed and raring to go, Fury will face an unnamed fighter close to home in Manchester.
Fury heads back to the city where he suffered his only other loss. This time a controversial majority decision against Joseph Parker.
The Parker disappointment was Fury’s first attempt to follow cousin Tyson in becoming world heavyweight champion.
Aiming to get back in the mix, Fury wants to be challenging for honors once again in the very near future.
INFORMATION / TV
Heavyweight Hughie Fury will be back in action at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on May 25 – live on Channel 5.
The Lancastrian (21-2-KO11) was narrowly defeated on points by Kubrat Pulev after suffering an early cut in October’s world title eliminator. He looks to bounce back in front of home fans.
Hughie’s previous two fights were for a world title and a British title. One against Joseph Parker and the other Sam Sexton respectively.
The former world youth amateur champion was controversially denied the WBO crown. Before knocking out Sexton early to claim the Lonsdale belt.
Now, Hughie’s return from the Pulev bout in Bulgaria – promoted by Mick Hennessy – will be broadcast live and free-to-air in the UK.
Hennessy Sports, Infinitum and Channel 5 are proud to announce that Hughie Fury will be fighting on Saturday 25th May at O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.
The fight is exclusively live on Channel 5.
More information will be made available this week.
• Ticket information will be announced in due course via Hennessy Sports social media channels.