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Could Hughie Fury become the youngest heavyweight champion?

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Hughie Fury, the cousin of controversial fellow heavyweight Tyson Fury, looks like a very exciting prospect for the future. 

Aged just 18, he holds a record of five wins with four knockouts.  He is already 6ft 6in and still has a few years of growing left.

Hughie is remaining active with five fights in two and half months and is set to fight this weekend again. Hughie has a very good amateur career having won gold in the 2012 Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships. 

This suggests that he is a technically good fighter to go with his obvious power and size.

Hughie’s technical ability is yet to be showcased in the pro game with no opponent lasting long enough with him. His last fight with Ladislav Kovarik lasted only 1 minute 37 seconds. 

This was a highly impressive performance from yet another top young British boxer who looks to be a real promising prospect. Hughie showcased his power with vicious body shots causing the embarrassingly out-of-shape Kovarik to struggle early on.

Following the fight a great interview took place with both Hughie and Tyson Fury. Hughie stated that he wanted to become the youngest ever heavyweight world champion beating Mike Tyson’s record of 20 years and four months.

Fury said to The Sun: “I’ve got plenty of time. I’m young, improving every single fight and I will beat Mike Tyson’s record as the youngest heavyweight world champion.”

This would mean that Hughie would have to win a world title in late next year. 

If he was to achieve this it would be truly incredible. I personally don’t see this happening. Yes Hughie is a huge talent but there are other boxers above him in the pecking order.

Many will be very excited about this young boxer with so many up-and-coming British Boxers currently displaying great potential. British boxing is in a fantastic shape with so many talented young fighters coming through. Watch out for Hughie Fury, a big young man who is making a big name for himself in the pro game.


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