Hughie Fury marks his return to the ring against Chris Norrad of Canada on May 25 at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse.
The 24-year-old heavyweight laces the gloves up for the first time since tasting a unanimous points defeat to Kubrat Pulev in October. Fury has vowed to be better than ever.
A one-time world title challenger, the cousin of Tyson Fury is excited to be back in action in his hometown.. Fury is looking forward to his road to redemption.
Fury said, “I can’t wait to get back into the ring in my home city of Manchester, I’ve missed fighting there and you can’t beat home support. It’s back to the drawing board, I know what I’ve got to do.
“The ambition to become World Champion is still burning fiercer than ever inside me. I believe that I will get there,” said Fury.
“It all starts again on the 25th May when I take on the unbeaten Norrad from Canada. It’s a crucial fight for me live on Channel 5 with millions watching.
“I know that a knockout performance will get the ball rolling again.”
Trainer and father, Peter Fury added: “This is Hughie’s opportunity to show that he’s back and means business.
“We’ve been working very hard in the gym since the Pulev fight and we’re ready to go again.
“We need Hughie back to his best like he was against Sexton to really get his feet back on the comeback trail. He’s banging on the door for a world title shot.”
Promoter Mick Hennessy believes Fury, who was defeated in a close-fought contest by Joseph Parker in his only world title challenge, has all the tools to get back into world contention.
“It’s great to have Hughie back on the road towards the world title. I believe that he can be one of the very best heavyweights in the division.
“He has the tools, ability and youth on his side to become World Champion. He’s got an unbeaten fighter in Norrad in front of him and he’ll be coming over here up for the challenge.
“Norrad is looking to cause an upset in defeating Hughie on his return.”