News | Jul 06 2017

Hughie Fury blocked from fighting before Joseph Parker world title shot

The WBO rules prevent Hughie Fury from having any warm-up fights
Hughie Fury, david haye
Hughie-Fury  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

HEAVYWEIGHT contender Hughie Fury has been blocked from taking part in an official fight before his WBO world title shot against Joseph Parker on September 23.

Per the WBO rules, once a mandatory challenger signs to challenge the champion, they cannot fight before their title shot.

Hughie, cousin of former division leader Tyson Fury, was scheduled to shake off ring rust this weekend in a warm-up fight but is no longer able to have an officially sanctioned bout.

 

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