News | May 25 2019

Don’t judge Hughie Fury on the loss to Kubrat Pulev, warns Peter Fury

Peter Fury, trainer and father of Hughie Fury, tells Terry Dooley why the heavyweight division is yet to see the best of his son
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Hughie Fury will be boxig in Saudia Arabia Hennessy Sports

WHEN Manchester’s Hughie Fury (21-2, 11 KOs) attended a show in Bolton recently he was ushered to a punching power measuring machine for a few photos. With a fight against Canada’s Chris Norrad (17-0, 8 KOs) coming up on May 25 he opted not to have a go himself.

A tipsy reveller walked up behind him and grabbed a handful of his shirt to get his attention. The 24-year-old turned around, glowered at the punter, wagged a single finger, shook his head, and then walked away. It was a small gesture yet a few years ago Fury may not have responded at all.

These days — and in spite of or maybe due to defeats to Joseph Parker [below] and Kubrat Pulev, both on points — the 6ft 6’ins Fury cuts a more foreboding figure. The five-round destruction of Sam Sexton for the British title that was sandwiched between the two reverses showcased a brutal, destructive Fury and it this side of him that his father and trainer, Peter, has long been keen to add to his undoubted talent.

 

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