Boxing News At Five | Jul 31 2019

Boxing News at Five: Povetkin heads to the UK for Fury fight, Quigg offered Warrington shot in October

Hughie Fury steps up in class against Russian dangerman Alexander Povetkin, and Josh Warrington approaches Scott Quigg about October fight
Hughie Fury
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IT’S been an awful couple of weeks for boxing but we shouldn’t allow that to stifle our enthusiasm when a decent fight is made (even ones involving performance-enhancing drug cheats).

The latest, at heavyweight, is a fascinating crossroads battle between old warhorse Alexander Povetkin and whippersnapper Hughie Fury, scheduled for August 31 in London.

The Povetkin vs. Fury fight will act as one of the chief support contests to the world lightweight title clash between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell and, on paper at least, is a damn good one.


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