Hughie Fury: I'll Be World Champion, I'm a World Level Fighter!

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

HUGHIE FURY has put the pain of his defeat by Joseph Parker behind him.
But believes coming close to becoming WBO heavyweight champion will make him a better fighter.
Fury, cousin of former world heavyweight champion Tyson, will look to get back on track when he takes on British champion Sam Sexton in Bolton on May 12.

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It is six months since he narrowly lost out on points to the New Zealander, who takes on Anthony Joshua in a massive unification clash next month, at Manchester Arena.

But Fury is focused on his future as he aims to get back to world title contention.

He said: “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. You can’t dwell on the past.

“There are a lot of things you can look back at but if you are always looking back you will never move forward.

“I’ve learned off that fight, I looked at the video a thousand times. Yes there is a lot I should have done more but you can’t turn back the hands of time.

“Now it is moving forward and improving on what I’ve done.

“What did the Parker fight do? It makes you hungrier to get back there. To me it is just a step back but no matter what I still believe I will be a world champion.

“I believe I am a world level fighter.”

Fury, 23, is stepping back to British level to face Sexton after his world title tilt at the Bolton Whites Hotel which is housed inside the Macron Stadium.

But he sees it as a necessary move after revealing his team struggled to convince other fighters to take him on.

“It’s like taking two steps back to take three steps forward,” said Fury. “I want to get the British title behind me and get back to the top.

“Sam Sexton is just a stepping stone. It’s one step at a time, get him out of the way and move forward.

“The British title is nice to have but I’ve not become a professional boxer to be a British level fighter.

“If I got offered a world title fight now I’d take it because I believe I’ve learned from my mistakes.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shontae De'marc on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=pollywog;18590482]He didn't trouble Parker at all... Oilskin practically walked through every pillow fisted punch baby Hughie threw.[/QUOTE] You're right he didn't, Parker looked a million bucks in there and blasted Hughie out in 3.......

Comment by pollywog on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=Shontae De'marc;18589763] Hughie is smaller, weaker, less experienced and all around inferior to Tyson and he still gave Parker trouble. [/QUOTE] He didn't trouble Parker at all... Oilskin practically walked through every pillow fisted punch baby Hughie threw.

Comment by kimboslice7 on 03-21-2018

Running every round want get u to d top buddy.and d only way he'll become champ is if he starts juicing like his cousin Smdh.

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 03-20-2018

If Hughie ever wants to become something, even a Tyson-lite, he's going to have you learn know..throw a punch.

Comment by slimPickings on 03-20-2018

I guess you can talk about coming "close" to becoming when you go up against a Parker. Try that against a Wilder or Joshua and see how that works out for you!!!

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