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All too easy for Hughie Fury

Hugie Fury cruises to victory against outclassed Norrad. Andy Whittle reports from ringside
Hughie Fury
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Manchester • May 25

TRUTH told, I hadn’t expected an awful lot from Canadian heavy Chris Norrad despite his having won all 17 in an injury-plagued career going into the bill-topper against former world title challenger Hughie Fury at Victoria Warehouse.

I had though hoped he might put up some semblance of a resistance for a few rounds at least in a bout fancifully scheduled for 10 rounds and going out live on terrestrial TV – so I was somewhat disappointed at his general non-participation before succumbing 69 seconds shy of the end of the second.

Hughie, looking for a confidence-restoring victory and throwing hurtful shots aplenty, had made the early running, scoring with a couple upstairs, one of which, around the back of Norrad’s head, wasn’t to the liking of referee Mark Lyson.


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