Hughie Fury Defeats Injured Sam Peter By TKO In Foul-Filled Fight

By Keith Idec

Samuel Peter probably should’ve been disqualified Friday for continuously fouling Hughie Fury.

Eventually, however, the former WBC heavyweight champion claimed he couldn’t continue due to a shoulder injury during the seventh round of their scheduled 12-round fight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Peter appeared to tell referee Ingo Barrabas that Fury injured him by holding his left arm in a clinch, but Barrabas didn’t penalize Fury.

Barrabas gave Peter time to recover, but the 38-year-old Peter kept pointing to his left arm and indicated he couldn’t use it. When he wasn’t fouling Fury, the shorter, slower, heavier Peter mostly missed wild shots and had difficulty dealing with Fury’s jab and movement.


The 24-year-old Fury (23-2, 13 KOs), a cousin of lineal heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, recorded an unsatisfying victory in a foul-filled fight on the Amir Khan-Billy Dib undercard at King Abdullah Sports Complex. The Nigerian-born, Las Vegas-based Peter (38-8, 31 KOs) is 2-3 in his past five fights.

The round before their fight ended, Peter hit Fury with another low right hand that forced Barrabas to give Fury time to recover with 1:14 to go in the sixth round.

Fury mocked Peter late in the fifth round for swinging wildly and missing with a right hand. Earlier in the fifth, Barrabas warned Peter yet again for hitting Fury with a low blow and then back-to-back rabbit punches while Barrabas was trying to separate them.

Barrabas deducted a point from Peter with 1:37 to go in the fourth round for landing a clubbing left hand to the side of Fury’s head while he was breaking them up. In the final minute and 10 seconds of the fourth, Fury landed two crisp, left-right combinations.

Peter hit Fury with a low blow that caused a brief break with 21 seconds to go in the third round. He was warned about 25 seconds earlier for hitting Fury behind his head.

Fury continued dictating distance during the second round by using his jab and moving out of Peter’s punching range. Fury landed a chopping right hand to the side of Peter’s head just after the halfway mark of the second round, too.

Fury was cautious in the first round, as he tried to keep his distance from the powerful Peter. He tied up Peter a couple times as Peter plowed forward and attempted to rough up Fury.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 07-13-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19898206]Licking my wounds??? You said this to me just after the fight. Are you still fixated with it? Joyce and Dubois are promising prospects. To say they're awful is nothing more than your desperate spite and hate. Both would smash…

Comment by VatoMulatto on 07-13-2019

Horrible fight and Hughie got to be P4P the most boring fighter in boxing today.

Comment by Ray* on 07-13-2019

[QUOTE=HighLightReal;19896484]Who necks?[/QUOTE] I had that gif for a long time “Who ness” wish I kept it now. People actually thought I was a Sam Peter fan in those days lol.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 07-13-2019

[QUOTE=Jkp;19897242]I missed you sidknee. Where did you go? Licking your wounds? Joyce and Dubois are D grade awful. Typical slow plodding talentless bums. Neither has even fought a C grade opponent yet. They so bad they even make AJ look…

Comment by Mushroom on 07-13-2019

Definitely the most boring fighter to watch in the history of HW boxing. His style is so negative he takes the fight out of fights

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Benavidez vs. Collazo, Navarrete vs. De Vaca Finalized - August 17 Eva Wahlstrom vs. Ronica Jeffrey Now Set - Yareli Larios is Out Laszczyk, Piatkowska Win Easy Bouts in Poland Chudinov vs. Maderna Headlines Red Square Boxing De La Hoya: It Was an Honor To Share The Ring With Whitaker Oscar Rivas Vows To Make a Statement Against Dillian Whyte Szpilka Warns That Chisora Better Not Look Ahead To Parker Tony Yoka Takes Out Dimitrenko in Three, Cissokho Drills Paz Sanchez on Canelo Rejecting GGG: He took a lot of things personal Pernell Whitaker Dead At 55; Legend Hit By Car In Virginia Beach James: I Like Pacquiao Over Thurman, I'd Love To Fight Winner Abel Sanchez: Canelo Would KO Kovalev With a Body Shot Photos: Manny Pacquiao Ends His Training Camp in Force Joe Cordina vs. Gavin Gwynne Agreed, August 31 At O2 Arena Craig Derbyshire vs. Marcel Braithwaite Likely For October Hughie Fury: I Put Myself in The Top Five in The World Dubois: Definitely a Possibility I Could Be World Champ in 2020 British Boxing News: Robbie Davies, Ryan Farrag, More Pacquiao: On Saturday, I'm Going To Be Thurman's Teacher! Manny Pacquiao Continues To Push Forward With Historic Career Mike Tyson: If Joshua's Mind is F***ed Up, He Won't Beat Ruiz Billel Dib on Facing Cancio, Khan vs. Dib, Challenge By Zingange Thurman: To Become a Legend - You Need To Beat a Legend! Joet Gonzalez Taunts Shakur Stevenson, Joseph Diaz: Fight Me! Jamal James: I GIve Myself A Seven, Could've Done A Lot Better Sonny Conto To Throw First Pitch For 7/16 Phillies-Dodgers Game Diego De La Hoya: I Was Hurt in My Head, I Didn't Feel Right Washington: I Just Wanted To Put It All Together Versus Helenius Photos: Shakur Stevenson is Explosive in Hometown Return Rey Vargas To Danny Roman: I Want To Unify Titles - I'm Ready! Shakur Stevenson: I'd Love To Go To England For Josh Warrington! Charles Martin: I Want To Be Like The LeBron James of Boxing! Tyson Fury Names Jarrell Miller, Bryan Among Choices For October Photos: Vito Mielnicki Scores Very Scary Knockout in Pro Debut Photos: Vijender Singh Finally Makes U.S. Debut With TKO Win Bryant Perrella: I'd Love To Fight Jamal James Next! Andre Ward is Not Convinced Yarde is Ready For Sergey Kovalev Roach: Pacquiao Will Knock Thurman Out Around The Ninth Bellew: Joshua Knows His Career is at Stake in Ruiz Rematch Shakur Stevenson Floors Guevara Three Times, Stops Him in Third
Latest Active Forum Threads