Hughie Fury slams Triller 'circus act' and claims 'it's not good' for boxing

Hughie Fury slams Triller 'circus act' and claims 'it's not good' for boxing

Hughie Fury is a man of few words, or at least when it comes to talking about himself.

But get him on the topic of Triller Fight Club and he doesn't hold back one bit. 

Triller boss Ryan Kavanaugh recently courted controversy after a 58-year-old Evander Holyfield was brutally stopped in the first round by former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in their exhibition bout last week.  

Immediately afterwards, Holyfield voiced his frustration with the referee's decision, saying he thought it had been made too soon

But Fury was disgusted by what he saw and told GIVEMESPORT: "I didn't really agree with the fight to be fair.

"I didn't even watch it. That sort of thing just isn't for me. 

"It wasn't even an exhibition, it was a proper fight, and Holyfield is a legend as well.

"So for it to happen in the way that it did, it's not good for the sport, is it?"

Fury, 27, will face Hammer, 34, in Newcastle on October 16

'He shouldn't have been allowed to fight'

Triller have also been accused of 'lying' to the public after it was later revealed that Holyfield's comeback fight against Belfort was merely an exhibition, despite being promoted as a professional bout.   

However Fury was having none of it as he insists that 'he shouldn't have been allowed to fight' in the first place. 

"It seems like it's a circus act, isn't it, pulling out all these greats and that," he added.

"They're coming back, making these big fights, but at the end of the day it shouldn't have been sanctioned at all. 

"He's old, Evander Holyfield, he's a legend, and he shouldn't have been allowed to fight."

Hughie Fury defeated Mariusz Wach by unanimous decision

'These people are fighting men'

Fury did however admit that he thought Anderson Silva gave a very good account of himself against Tito Ortiz.   

"Listen, the fella can fight, he was a UFC world champion as well," he admitted.

"I think I've seen a little bit, he knocked him out, didn't he?

"These people are fighting men, I respect them for that, I thought he looked decent."

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Fury (25-3, 14 KOs), 27, will return to the ring against Christian Hammer on October 16. 

Fury faces Hammer in his first fight since he survived a nasty cut on his left eyebrow against Mariusz Wach to salvage a unanimous decision in December. 

The 27-year-old, the cousin of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, will look to keep his world title ambitions alive against the experienced German veteran at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle.

Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer will air live and exclusively on Sky Sports, with tickets available to purchase via

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