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Tommy Fury set to make professional debut against Jevgenjis Andrejevs

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Another Fury is set to take to the centre stage when Tyson's brother Tommy makes his professional boxing debut in Manchester on Saturday night.

Tommy 19, is set to take on a fighter 18 years his senior when he takes on Latvian Jevgenjis Andrejevs on the undercard to the Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton fight.

But anyone expecting any sort of close fight is set to be disappointed after taking a closer look at his opponent's actual record.

The veteran has lost an astonishing 102 times in his 115 fights, while he has had ten wins and three draws.

In fact, Andrejevs' last win came three years ago when he took on another fighter on their debut.

However you sense Tommy Fury won't suffer the same fight.

Now 37, it would appear Andrejevs is understandably desperate to make as much money as he can while he can still fight, having appeared in the ring 10 times already in 2018.

He also attracted a bit of attention last year before a fight against Jordan Thompson by bizarrely insisting he kept his jeans on the weigh-in.

While his older brother fights in the Heavyweight division, Tommy is a light heavyweight.

Tommy said he learned the art of boxing by watching his uncle Peter train Tyson and his cousin Hughie in a Warrington gym.

Speaking to the BBC, the younger Fury sibling recalled those early days.

"From around the age of eight I'd go there every night and train.

"Tyson was early in his career. You could see how well he had done and wanted it yourself.

" I can remember Tyson teaching me as a kid how to block a body shot.

"I had my toughest training at that gym. Sometimes in my teens I'd be in with some of Tyson's sparring partners.

"I took full shots off big men and wanted to come back to the gym the next morning. People would say: 'There's nothing that can put this lad off."

While Tommy is young in age and inexperienced when it comes to his own career, he is very wise when it comes to the ins and outs of the sport (otherwise known as the politics).

It is fair to say he isn't a fan of what he has seen.

"Boxing has lows. Seeing Tyson go through what he has, you learn off other people. People go by money and wealth in this day and age and you have to ask, is that really what motivates?

"You see countless stars get down, depressed and you think, how can they be when they have everything? You learn to seek contentment - the rest is fake energy."

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