Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hughie Fury Will Make His Pro Debut on WealthTV

By Jake Donovan

Heavyweight newcomer Hughie Fury will be making his pro debut a month earlier than expected.

The 18-year old, whose cousin is unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, will turn pro Friday evening at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. His preliminary bout with David Whittom will air live on Wealth TV.

“I prefer that I’m fighting sooner, because now I can get warmed up and perform better,” said Fury in a statement. The latter part is in reference to his still-planned appearance on  the undercard of his cousin’s NBC-televised showdown with Steve Cunningham, April 20 in New York City.

“I can have my first pro fight, get used to the crowd , the atmosphere and the big arena. I’m hoping to get all the pro debut nerves out of the way, I want to show my boxing skill and show everybody what I’m made of, with a good performance. I can’t wait. This is the first one, I can use it to settle in and get used to the pro game and then hopefully step it up at Madison Square Garden.”

Headlining the card will be current top-ranked super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson. Biding his time while awaiting a mandatory title shot, Stevenson (19-1, 16KO) looks to avenge his lone career defeat with Friday’s rematch against Darnell Boone.

Live coverage of the card starts at 7PM Eastern Time. The fight can also be seen  on WealthTV.com (excluding Canada) by signing up for an account.
 
"We are excited Hughie Fury is on the card and that his fans from home will be able to see him,” Tommy Morris, Director of Live Events for Wealth TV said. “We have had Tyson Fury on our network in the past and we know Hughie will be just as exciting to watch.”

Awaiting the 6’8” Fury on the undercard is the 34-year old Whittom (11-19, 7KO), a local journeyman familiar in his role as heavyweight steppingstone.
 
“I don’t underestimate any fighter, so at the moment I’ve got to get David Whittom out of the way, he’s my main priority and after that we move on,” Fury said.  “I’m expecting a good few rounds and the experience of pro fighting.”

The location is ideal for Fury, as he and cousin Tyson have set up training camp at Casino Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
 
“Training has been going well, sparring nearly every day, everything has been going good,” Fury said. “We settled in over here perfect, everything has been going good, been training with my Dad and Tyson - I’ve got used to the time difference, so I’m all ready to go.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Hughie Fury image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by josenoway on 03-21-2013

lol at that name. hughie fury. It would suck to get KO'd by some guy named Hughie.

Comment by joe strong on 03-21-2013

will they be a family like the klitschko's(dominate an era)? or will they be another family with one dominant member & the other riding on the family name? will it be another cal\billy ripken or wayne\keith gretzky situation?

Comment by ИATAS on 03-21-2013

6'8?? What does this family eat?!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Alexander Povetkin's B-Sample To Be Opened on February 1 Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh is Set For Wilder-Wawrzyk Card Edwin Rodriguez Back in Gym, Will Work on Correcting Mistakes Badou Jack vs. Callum Smith Purse Bid Set For February 17 Mayweather Willing To Help Rousey Improve Her Striking Skills Adrien Broner: Make Numbers Right - I'll Fight Burns in The UK Boxing Coach Arrested, Allegations of Recruiting Militants For ISIS Hearn Calls Mayweather's Robbery Claim 'Rubbish', Still Eyes DeGale-Smith Golovkin-Jacobs: Loeffler Expects Good Numbers For PPV Card Bellew: I'm at 225-Pounds and Training, Not a Poser Like Haye Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds Tyrone Nurse: It'll Be Great To Be A Big Attraction Mayweather Believes Broner Can Become The Next PPV Star Qudratillo Abduqaxorov Will Face Viktor Plotnykov on February 10 Trainer: Lara or Charlo Have a Great Chance To Beat Golovkin Dennis Ceylan vs. Isaac Lowe Euro Title Clash on March 18 Lomachenko-Corrales is The Target For April 8 or 15, Says Arum "Fighting Words" - One Prospect Rises Fast, Another Falls Hard Canelo's Trainer Expects The "Best Version" of Chavez Jr. on May 6 Gervonta Davis: I Showed Pedraza What Sharks Do in Deep Waters Jack Doesn’t Dispute Judges Scoring First Round 10-8 for DeGale Gervonta Davis vs. Jose Pedraza - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua vs. Klitschko - U.S. TV Deal By Month's End, Says Hearn Badou Jack vs. James DeGale - CompuBox Punch Stats Jack: Ref Threatened to Disqualify DeGale for Losing Mouthpiece Mayweather: Do I want to sign DeGale? Abso-f*****g-lutely Video: Hearn Reacts To Mayweather, Talks Jack vs. DeGale Video: Carl Froch Reacts To Jack-DeGale, Talks Canelo-Chavez Jack: All I Want Is for Them To Treat Me Fair; Look at His Face Juan Carlos Payano Returns With a Win, Aims For Active 2017 Video: Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Looking To Sign James DeGale
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement