May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018
Hughie Fury

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PETER FURY has revealed he and his son Hughie are ‘looking to go forward’ after their British title success.

Hughie defeated veteran Sam Sexton last Saturday (May 12) in Bolton to win the British heavyweight belt.

The newly crowned champion was competing for the first time since he was beaten by the then WBO world champion Joseph Parker in September 2017, but the 23-year-old bounced back in style with a fifth round stoppage of Sexton.

After capturing his second professional title rumours suggested Hughie and his team were set to relinquish the British championship they just won, however trainer and father Peter could not confirm their stance on the situation.

“At the moment we are in discussions and we’re going to decide what we’re going to do,” Peter told Boxing News.

“Whether he’ll defend it or whether he’s going to release it. It’s a decision we are yet to make.”

With a stacked heavyweight division looking healthy across the globe, the Britain scene also has much to offer leaving Peter enable to confirm potential next opponents for his son, but insisted it will be a ‘progression’.

“We are looking at it [a next opponent] but whatever he decide to do it will be a progression we are looking to go forward,” Peter said.

After Hughie’s majority decision loss to Parker the six foot six man was criticised for his lack of aggression with Peter admitting his son needed to throw more right hands.

Hughie replied to any potential concerns about a lack of aggression by dropping Sexton twice on the way to his knockout victory, but Peter cited previous criticism following the Parker fight had no part to play in his son’s devastating stoppage.

“It’s got nothing to do with the Parker fight,” Peter said.

“He boxed to orders and he just released the right hands as and when he needed to. Put it this way, he’s got no problems now releasing his shots and that was evident in his last fight.”

Hughie Fury

Cousin of former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, Hughie has many of the same slick and awkward boxing attributes that saw his relative shock the world when beating Wladimir Klitschko in October 2015.

After Hughie’s recent destruction of Sexton along with his tricky style Peter was left to acknowledge finding willing opponents to face his son will prove difficult.

“I think it’s always been the same with Hughie it’s been hard to get him fights” Peter said.

“In the boxing world they really know how good he is.

“I don’t think it’s going to change much people realise now he is on a world level, we will get the fights for him but we need to sit down and start making a fight for the end of July.”