News | Jun 09 2017

EXCLUSIVE Hughie Fury to challenge WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in September

Hughie Fury will shake off some ring rust next month before facing Parker
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Hughie-Fury  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

RETURNING heavyweight contender Hughie Fury will get his mandated shot at WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in September, his father and trainer Peter has revealed.

Fury was initially set to fight Parker in New Zealand in May, but a back injury forced him to pull out and Parker beat late substitue Razvan Cojanu instead.

The unbeaten 22-year-old has recovered from his injury and will return to action in a warm-up fight in London on July 8.