It’s been 18 years since London-born Lennox Lewis tore the lineal title, in March 1998, from Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, to add to the WBC belt he already owned. Back then, former world title holder Frank Bruno had not fought for two years, but Norfolk’s Herbie Hide still held the WBO strap, he’d won from Tony Tucker the previous year. The mid-late 90s is possibly the most successful spell in British heavyweight history, but now, in 2016, the United Kingdom’s current crop of heavyweights are looking to change that.
Last night at Wembley, in a fight the followed – after a considerable delay – the Chris Eubank Junior-Nick Blackwell battle that sadly saw Blackwell taken to hospital where he remains under observation with a brain bleed – unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury won a dull but wide ten-round UD over a faded Dominick Guinn.
Hughie Fury, cousin of heavyweight ruler Tyson Fury, has a busy schedule planned; with two fights set for the next month. The unbeaten 22-year-old who is currently 18-0(10) will face a TBA on April 30th but this Saturday, durable, never stopped Dominick Guinn will face the contender on very short notice.
Nagy Aguilera was to have fought Fury – who has just signed a deal with promoter Frank Warren but will still work with Mick Hennessey also – but he pulled out injured, leaving the respective promoters of Fury to find a late replacement foe.
One of the world’s best young heavyweight prospects, Hughie Fury, will feature on Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren’s World Championship Boxing event at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 30th April and after April he will feature and fight regularly for Warren.
The exciting and undefeated Manchester star will have his first fight on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO World Middleweight title defence against “Mad” Max Bursak, exclusively live on BoxNation.
Undefeated heavyweight star Hughie Lewis Fury will tackle ‘Dominican Dynamite’ Nagy Aguilera for the vacant WBC International heavyweight title on Saturday, March 26 at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Hughie Fury, cousin of course of reigning heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, will face a tested and experienced fighter in Nagy Aguilera in his next bout. Set to face the 20-9 operator from The Dominican Republic on the March 26th card at Wembley that will be headlined by middleweights Nick Blackwell and Chris Eubank Junior who will meet in something of a grudge-match, 21-year-old Fury could have a good fight on his hands.
Aguilera, aged 29 and long time based in New York, has been in with a number of notable names, including: Oleg Maskaev, Sam Peter, Antonio Tarver, Chris Arreola, Tomasz Adamek and, more recently, unbeaten U.S heavyweight hopes Dominic Breazeale and Gerald Washington. Okay, most of these fighters have beaten Aguilera but, with the exception of Peter and Arreola, they have not stopped him. And Aguilera is coming off a win – he travelled to Poland last September, where he stopped a 16-1 Marcin Rekowski.
Hughie Fury, the unbeaten and talented cousin of reigning heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is in search of meaningful fights against established contenders as he chases his own dream of reaching the very top. Peter Fury, his trainer, has Tweeted how Andrey Fedosov “declined” a fight with the 21-year-old with the 18-0(10) pro record, but that contracts have now gone out for a Hughie Fury-Alexander Ustinov fight.
“We now offered Ustinov ranked no5 WBA WBO. & contracts gone out. Frank Warren trying to make this happen awaiting news from Frank,” Peter Tweeted today.
Heavyweight sensation Hughie Lewis Fury will face Argentina’s Emilio Ezequiel Zarate over eight rounds this Saturday night (November 14) at Bristol’s City Academy as part of the undercard to Nick Blackwell’s British middleweight title defence against Jack Arnfield, live on Channel 5.