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Tyson Fury: Hughie Has The Heart, Skill To Beat Joseph Parker!

By Terence Dooley

Despite having relinquished his grip on the world heavy crown during the turbulent two years since he won it, Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) believes that the family name will once again be associated with boxing’s richest prize after his cousin, Hughie (20-0, 10 stoppages), meets New Zealand-based WBO holder  Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 early) at the Manchester Arena on September 23.

Fury won the belt by decisioning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 yet has not fought since due to an ongoing dispute with the UKAD and a battle with depression.  The former Champion visited Belfast this week and predicted a win for Hughie while also acknowledging that Parker is a tough test for the 22-year-old challenger.

“I believe this is Hughie's time,” he said when speaking to David Kelly of the Belfast Telegraph.  “He has the breeding, the heart and the skill to beat Parker.  I have been alongside Hughie for a long time, we have shared many training camps together and I know that he has the qualities needed to become world champion.”

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He added: “Of course this is a 50-50 fight and it's going to take his best performance to beat Parker, but he has that kind of performance in him.”

The Parker-Fury fight is being streamed live on Youtube for a cost of £9.99, a move that promoter Mick Hennessy believes will change be a game changer for how boxing events are broadcast.

The winner will be well placed for lucrative fights in a division that has opened up dramatically following Fury’s win over Klitscko and is currently helmed by IBF World, WBA Super World and IBO holder Anthony Joshua, who meets IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FLEX U.K on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;18045219]Yes, when he fights against the statue of Wladimir Klitschko or some sub-par stiff. But I remember how Steve Cunningham - essentially a blown-up light heavyweight - almost knocked him out. You remember Mike Weaver's punch? One of them on…

Comment by OmarRueben on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=Palakin Stu;18043161]You're dreaming bro. Parker gonna shut all your mouths up with this fight.[/QUOTE] Joey soft kiwi wimp Parker is a joke. But Hughie is a softer joke.

Comment by Tatabanya on 09-14-2017

[QUOTE=FLEX U.K;18042759]BOTH the Fury's? You must be kidding right,an in shape Tyson Furu is the most skilful heavyweight on the planet bar none![/QUOTE] Yes, when he fights against the statue of Wladimir Klitschko or some sub-par stiff. But I remember…

Comment by Palakin Stu on 09-13-2017

[QUOTE=OmarRueben;18042705]Joe Hipp and Tex Cobb and Marvis Frazier take out kiwi weak Joey Parker and phewie sad Hughie Fury.[/QUOTE] You're dreaming bro. Parker gonna shut all your mouths up with this fight.

Comment by FLEX U.K on 09-13-2017

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;18042138]Amen to that... and I remember when people were complaining at the times of Mike Weaver and Michael Dokes, both of whom would have made mincemeat of Parker and both the Furys.[/QUOTE] BOTH the Fury's? You must be kidding right,an…

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