Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hennessy, Peter Fury: Hughie's Run is Exactly To Plan

London - Hughie Lewis Fury's development is going "exactly to plan" in his first year as a professional, says father and trainer Peter Fury.

The 19-year-old heavyweight, who turned professional in March, is still developing and Peter believes he is coming on “fantastically” and is a “throwback to world class fighters of the past.”

“It’s worked exactly to plan giving him as many fights as possible in this space of time - it’s done him nothing but good,” Peter said.

“He’s now fighting clever, while before he felt like mixing it up and taking opponents out, he’s now pacing himself and he’s trying different things in there.

“It’s given him the best possible grounding and he’s ready for bigger and better things, I think he’s come on fantastically.”

In the space of just nine months as a professional, this young and exciting talent has made his pro debut in Montreal, fought at Madison Square Garden, New York, performed in front of huge terrestrial television audiences live on Channel 5 and has featured in the world class training camps of his older cousin and fellow undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury, alongside the likes of former IBF world cruiserweight king Steve 'USS' Cunningham and ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers.

With such a résumé and boasting a perfect 12 wins from 12 contests, with seven knockouts, it's been quite a year so far for the teenage heavyweight.

Peter is pleased with how Hughie is progressing in the professional ranks, but recognises that this is no surprise given his amateur pedigree, as the first ever British fighter to win a Gold Medal at the World AIBA Youth Boxing Championships at super heavyweight.

“People have got to remember that he’s a former amateur World Champion and so the talent and pedigree is there,” Peter said.

"He’s been fighting in front of big crowds, fighting with niggling injuries, protecting a previous cut, he’s been fighting through fatigue and all these things are giving him the experience of knowing what to do when certain things go against him.

"He’s learning from every situation, every time he jumps in that ring - he's a throwback to world class fighters of the past and they're already likening Hughie to the top fighters in the heavyweight division, which is absolutely amazing considering he’s only just turned 19-years-old.

“He’s a world class heavyweight, the power is coming and the good thing with Hughie is people are seeing the progress.”

The 6'7" fighter is also being tipped to beat Mike Tyson’s famous record of becoming the youngest ever world heavyweight champion.

Promoter Mick Hennessy can't wait for Hughie to show what he's got in 2014.

"Hughie has got all the talent in the world and I'm really pleased with his level of progress and development," Mick Hennessy said.

"He's a great person, a great talent and he's already showing that he's going to be exceptional.

"I'm really excited for the year ahead as I believe in 2014 he will show everyone what a talent he really is."

Tags: Hughie Fury image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-24-2013

English title would work well, billed as such in the USA would do him no halm what so ever.

Comment by joe strong on 12-23-2013

12 fights in 2013 is a good thing. he has a good pedigree & I hope he stays healthy & busy next year. I don't see why he wouldn't be in the mix to fight for the british or commonwealth…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Wilder: Steward Wouldn't Have Allowed Fury to Beat Klitschko Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II, Canelo-GGG, Charlos, More Joshua-Klitschko: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russ Henshaw Craig Kennedy vs. Matty Askin, Now on May 26 In Cardiff Jeff Horn's Coach: Doubters Will Have Egg on Their Face! Wilder: You Don't Need Skill If You Have Power Like Me, Joshua Joseph Parker vs. Razvan Cojanu, Speculation Floating Around Joshua-Klitschko Brings Cable Giants Back To Common TV Ground Lara: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, I'd Give GGG Tremendous Problems! AIBA Backs Away From Amir Khan's SBL After Snafu in India Indongo Advises IBF of Injury, Lipinets Defense May Get Delayed McGregor's Manager Updates on Latest With Mayweather Fight Photo: WBC Reveals Special Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Title Belt Peter Fury Reacts To Claims Hughie Ran From Joseph Parker Shot Anthony Joshua Fires Back at Klitschko as Tensions Begin To Rise Wilder: Parker Should Forget About May 6th, Fight Me in July Broner To Tim Bradley: Bald Head Uncle Tom, Stop Talking Crazy Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Added To Michael Conlan Chicago Card Horn's Coach Warns Pacquiao: Jeff Can Hit as Hard as Marquez! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Joe Cordina To Open Up The Show Bellew: Tyson Fury Keeps Calling Me Out, We Might Have To Dance! Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement