Hughie Fury vs. Danny Hughes at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, on May 10
Hughie Lewis Fury is out to “win in style” against the “durable” Danny Hughes at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, on May 10.
The undefeated heavyweight star, Hughie, faces the Sunderland man on the Kid Galahad undercard live on Channel 5 and is ready to produce an “exciting” display for all the fans, according to father and trainer Peter Fury.
“It’s a good step up for Hughie and it’s a good fight,” Peter said.
“Danny’s coming to win, he’s a big lad, he’s 6’5” tall and 17-and-a-half to 18 stone, a genuine heavyweight who has been training hard for this fight.”
Hughie is undefeated in an impressive 13 fights, with eight knockouts and no draws.
The 6’7″ tall 19-year-old destroyed tough American Matthew Greer inside two rounds at the Copper Box Arena in February, knocking him down a total of three times with fierce body shots in the second.
Hughie proved too much for the game American, who has previously fought the likes of Deontay Wilder and Denis Boytsov and the young Fury will be looking for a similarly confident performance in just over two weeks’ time in Yorkshire.
But Danny Hughes comes into the contest with 12 wins from 16 contests, with the only two defeats on his record coming on points at the hands of former European and Commonwealth challenger Michael Sprott and former European champion and world title contender Audley Harrison.
A game opponent who was recently linked with facing unbeaten and former undefeated European heavyweight champion and current IBF International champion Kubrat Pulev.
“He (Hughes) fancies it and he’s up for it, so it’s a good positive step for Hughie and these are the type of fights that Hughie needs to bring him to the next level,” Peter said.
“It’s going to be a great show, it’s a great venue in Sheffield, Hughie is really looking forward to it, training well and ready for the fight.
“Hughie’s going to go out there and put on a great display of boxing and if the knockout comes it comes – it will be a good fight and a great night.”
Promoter Mick Hennessy said: “There is absolutely no doubt about it, Hughie is one of the brightest prospects in world heavyweight boxing.
“At 19-years-old he is handling opponents with tremendous maturity and I’m looking forward to seeing him face Danny Hughes in Sheffield.
“I know Danny is training hard and coming to win, so I think we’re set for another display of fireworks.”
Hughie fights on the undercard of the 24-year-old Qatar born Sheffield fighter Kid Galahad on May 10.
The undefeated newly crowned European super-bantamweight champion, Galahad and undefeated heavyweight sensation, Hughie, will also be joined by a whole host of local talent on the bill, with Sheffield’s Dave Howe, Callum Hancock, Tom Mcassey and Ryan Hardy, Barnsley’s Lee Noble, Rotherham’s Karl Bell and Chatteris fighter Jordan Gill scheduled to fight.