Hughie Fury continues his run towards a second world heavyweight title shot on the undercard to Amir Khan’s clash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Chief support to Khan v Neeraj Goyat at the King Abdullah Sports Complex pitches world grade top division operators from past and present.
Undefeated former British champion Fury, 24, who features courtesy of Hennessy Sports and Channel 5, steps up against one-time WBC World Champion Samuel Peter in a mouthwatering championship title contest to be announced.
England’s first ever World Youth super-heavyweight champion, the 6ft 6in ‘Fists of Fury’ has already showcased his considerable skills in eight countries.
These globetrotting efforts come since debuting as a pro, aged 18, in March 2013.
However, this will be his first exposure in the MENA region. Fury is promising to expand his fan base by delivering a sparkling performance.
‘I’ve a job to do and it’ll get done. Samuel Peter is a seriously solid, dangerous veteran who can clearly punch but I relish the challenge,’ said Fury, who is trained by his father Peter.
He added, ’It’s always great to visit different places and get my name around the World. I’m expecting a great atmosphere. There’s only one thing on my mind, getting to the very top, winning the world title.
Peter, the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, is a 2000 Sydney Olympian, now in his 19th year as a pro. The powerhouse has clattered 31 victims inside schedule whilst compiling a stellar 38-7 CV.
The solid 6ft 2in, 19stone plus African reigned on the WBC throne for seven months in 2008. Peter has swapped leather with four fellow world champions, including both Klitschko brothers.
He famously flattened Wladimir three times before dropping a close, contentious 12 round decision in 2005.
Following a break, Samuel returned in Mexico in February. He as already bombed out two foes inside the opening frame.
Fury will need to bring his A-game if he hopes to advance above his ranking of 14 with the IBF.
To add further garnish to the bill, Acton pantomime villain Prince Patel attempts to become the first fighter of Indian heritage to claim a boxing world title when he collides with violent Venezuelan Michell Banquez for the Vacant IBO Bantamweight belt.
It’s a genuine toss-up between boxers who both boast 18 wins from 19 outings. Patel’s blemish a draw, Banquez’s an 11 round points loss in Chile. Both claim 13 stoppage wins.
The punching Prince, a three-time national junior champion and 2013 Senior ABA finalist, is as awkward inside the ropes as he is beyond.
Furthermore, love him or loathe him, he’s hard to ignore.
Nevertheless, 28 year old banger Banquez, known as ‘El Arsenal’ has never been stopped and promises to pose stern resistance.