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 Hearn: How Did WBC Order Whyte-Ortiz, Wilder-Breazeale Next? De La Hoya: Canelo Will Get Tested Every Day From Now Until Fight Hearn on Wilder's Offer: Wonderful PR Move, We Need a Contract Golovkin-Martirosyan: WBC Reveal Special Fight Belt - Photos Photos: Johann Duhaupas Grinds For Jarrell Miller Showdown Photos: Maciej Sulecki Shows Off Moves For Daniel Jacobs Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara Rematch Ordered Photos: Jarrell Miller Grinds To Do Damage on Duhaupas Photos: Daniel Jacobs Putting in Work For Sulecki Clash Giovani Santillan Aims To Make a Statement Against Barboza Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis on Golovkin-Martirosyan Team Wilder Send '$50 Million' Offer To Joshua For Unification Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - Face To Face in Tortonto News: Kai Robin Havnaa, Isiah Jones, Reece Cartwright, More World Boxing Council 147 Tournament - Stream Information Estrada Vows: Menayothin Will NOT Tie Mayweather's 50-0! Warren: Saunders' Domination of Lemieux Scared Off Golovkin Skeete: Spence is The Best at 147, Matthysse is The Weakest Link Photos: Rey Vargas Grinding Hard For Azat Hovhannisyan Clash Menard: I'll Show Everyone Devin Haney Took Too Big a Step Up Lomachenko: I Want To Show That Linares' Size Won't Matter Carlos Cuadras Vows To Overcome Battle With Drugs and Alcohol Keith Thurman Plans to Return From Hand Injury 'This Summer' Diaz: Gary Russell in For a 'Rude Awakening Come Fight Night' Sulecki: Danny Jacobs Won't Ever Repeat Golovkin Performance Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy! Parker Promoter Wants Him to Fight Bellew vs. Haye Winner Frank Warren on Frampton's Future, Tete's Lack of Fireworks Peter McDonagh Back From Ban, May 12 In Bolton De La Hoya: Canelo Will Wail on Golovkin For That Bullsh*t Ad! Vanes: This Fight Will Be Like Two Mexicans Going To War Wilder To Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at GEICO 500 Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run Carlos Cuadras Enters Rehab To Deal With Drug Issues Loeffler's Hollywood Fight Night Series Returns on May 22 Photos: Lomachenko Putting in Work For Linares Showdown Keith Thurman Explains Why He Vacated The WBC World Title Chocolatito Appears Unlikely For Golovkin-Vanes Card Jessie Vargas Would Fight Broner in Texas - Rejects Idea of Ohio Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement