Boxing News At Five | Jul 03 2018

Boxing News at Five: Fury moves closer to IBF title shot, Prograis moves closer to WBSS spot

Hughie Fury is shooting up the IBF heavyweight rankings and Regis Prograis is just one fight away from a place in the WBSS super-lightweight tournament
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FORMER world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is easing his way back into contention – really easing his way back into contention –  but his cousin, Hughie Fury, could soon find himself on the verge of competing for his second world title.

The 23-year-old, last seen knocking out Sam Sexton in five rounds, is sniffing around the IBF version of the world heavyweight crown, currently held by Anthony Joshua, and might end up boxing Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev in an eliminator before the year is out.

Here’s how: Fury, ranked fifth with the organisation, is seemingly on his way to the top of the pile by default following Dillian Whyte’s decision to withdraw from an ordered eliminator with Pulev, and rumours of Jarrell Miller doing the same. Suddenly, the queue has shortened and Fury, the next available contender, has emerged as the man most likely.


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