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 Jose Argumedo Stops Gabriel Mendoza To Retain The IBF Belt WBC Prez Expects Golovkin To Stake Title, Despite Canelo's Beef Verdejo To Train With Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, Flanagan Eyed Rigondeaux Warns Flores: When We Get in There - I Will Not Forgive! Lolenga Mock vs. Luke Blackledge Set For June 17, Denmark Cruiserweight Fighting For His Life After Knockout Loss Manny Pacquiao Backs Philippines President in War on ISIS Photos: Adonis Stevenson Grinds Hard For Fonfara Rematch Brook Quit Vs. Spence Because He Was Worried He'd Go Blind Photos: Jean Pascal, Roy Jones Jr. Come Together - Putting in Work Brook, Hearn Agree the Time is Right to Move Up to 154 Pounds Kovalev Feels Boost With Russian Coach For Andre Ward Rematch Photos: Andrzej Fonfara Open Workout For Stevenson Rematch Kudryashov vs. Durodola II Undercard is Coming Together Felix Alvarado, Rene Alvarado, Byron Rojas Get Knockout Wins Groves: I'm Sure I'll Beat DeGale Again, I Beat Him Twice Already Tim Tszyu Set To Return on July 22 in Toowoomba Sanchez: Golovkin Will Wear Canelo Down By Eight or Ninth Michael Conlan: I Want a Better Opponent Next, A Real Threat Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence? Joshua Could Lose IBF Belt Prior To Klitschko II, Pulev Stands Firm Omar Narvaez vs. Nikolay Potapov For WBO Interim-Title Diego Chaves Lands Grudge Match, Fabian Maidana on Undercard Golden Boy Prez on Working With Cotto Again, Canelo Rematch Povetkin vs. Rudenko Will Require Doping Tests, Says Manager Lipinets' Manager: Indongo Will Face Crawford, Belt Will Be Vacant Roach Relieved, Says Pacquiao Finally Getting Back into Form Miguel Cotto Will Resume Training at Wild Card on July 3 Bellew: Brook Had The Fight Beaten Out of Him By Errol Spence Porter: Spence Sent Message To Entire Welterweight Division Khan Wants to Fight Brook at Bramall Lane Next Summer Spence Broke Brook's Left Orbital Bone, Surgery a Possibility Spence: Brook Had To Quit - Or Eye May Get Permanent Damage Alexander vs. Collazo in Play For Potential Garcia-Broner Card Spence: I Proved Myself; Now It's Time for Thurman to Fight Me! Photos: Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Groves Finally Does It, Stops Chudinov To Become Champ Callum Smith Pumped, Feels 100% Ready For Anthony Dirrell Groves: Who Wants To Fight Me? I'm Tired of Chasing People Papazov Edges Chaniev, Chebotarev Gets Another Kayo Win
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement