News | Nov 29 2019

“Handicapped” Hughie Fury is ready to let everything go and reveal what has been stopping him

Hughie Fury has fallen short in three high-profile heavyweight fights yet his father and trainer, Peter, is convinced a corner has been turned
Hughie Fury
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WAITING for Hughie Fury to come good and deliver on his potential is much like waiting for Hughie Fury to follow his effective jab with a solid right hand.

It is both achievable and, to those on the outside, obvious. Yet, for whatever reason, the wait goes on.

Back in August he suffered the third loss of his professional career against top contender Alexander Povetkin and, like the previous two, the result owed as much to what Fury didn’t do as what Povetkin did do. As with earlier losses to Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev, the fight at times seemed winnable but Fury, operating mostly on the back foot, took too long to realise this. It left him frustrated rather than damaged.

 

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