Hughie Fury is hungrier than ever to become a World Champion and he starts on the road back against British Champion Sam Sexton on Saturday 12th May at the Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, in Bolton, exclusively live on Channel 5.
Although Fury was painfully denied the decision by the ringside judges’ in his first world title attempt against WBO World Champion Joseph Parker last September, the Manchester warrior has put the defeat behind him and now focuses on taking the British crown from Sexton.
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” Said Fury.
“You can’t dwell on the past,”
“There are a lot of things you can look back at but if you are always looking back you will never move forward,”
“I’ve learned off that fight, I looked at the video a thousand times. Yes there is a lot I should have done more but you can’t turn back the hands of time,”
“Now it is moving forward and improving on what I’ve done,”
“What did the Parker fight do? It makes you hungrier to get back there. To me it is just a step back but no matter what I still believe I will be a world champion,”
“I believe I am a world level fighter.”
The 23-year-old has been avoided by his so called British rivals who have turned down challenges to face Fury in his ring return, but he respects Norwich puncher Sexton for stepping up to the plate.
“It’s like taking two steps back to take three steps forward,” said Fury. “I want to get the British title behind me and get back to the top,”
“Sam Sexton is just a stepping stone. It’s one step at a time, get him out of the way and move forward,”
“The British title is nice to have but I’ve not become a professional boxer to be a British level fighter,”
“If I got offered a world title fight now I’d take it because I believe I’ve learned from my mistakes.”
Fury Believes Parker Experience Will Be Key To Victory In Sexton Battle
Despite being 10 years younger than British Heavyweight Champion Sam Sexton, challenger Hughie Fury believes his experience against WBO World Champion Joe Parker will take him to victory against Sexton when they clash on Saturday 12th May at the Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, exclusively live in the UK on free-to-air Channel 5.
Fury, 23, reckons the twelve rounds he went with Parker last September, which many boxing experts felt that he won, has given him the ring knowledge that will be crucial for his showdown against the Norwich puncher.
Sexton, a former Commonwealth Champion, has racked up 144 rounds in 27 fights compared to Fury’s 104 rounds in 21 fights, and has faced some top domestic names over the years like Dereck Chisora, Martin Rogan and David Price, but his win over Gary Cornish last October to claim the British title has rejuvenated his career.
This will be Hughie’s first fight since his controversial points loss to Parker last September and he is now hungry to be crowned best of British before targeting a world title holder, either WBC Champion Deontay Wilder or the winner out of Anthony Joshua and Parker’s unifier at the end of the month.
“I went in against Parker just shy of turning 23 and not having fought for nearly a year and half and in my heart I truly felt that I was the winner that night, the judges thought otherwise, but I know I should now be the World Champion,” Said Fury.
“That’s all said and done now and despite the decision going against me I have to look at the positives from my performance and taking Parker the full twelve-round distance, which was the first time I had gone twelve rounds, making him miss widely with his punches, using my footwork and defensive skills to make a supposed hard-hitting World Champion look slow and ponderous,”
“There is more I could have done on the night, but we’ve addressed that with my dad and trainer Peter which we’ve been hard on in the gym and we’re looking forward to coming back against Sexton with that added experience and improvements which I believe will be a crucial factor in me winning the fight,”
Fury added, “Sexton has fought some of the big names around the scene, but he’s never challenged for a world title or been in against world class opposition and I think me know having that experience and knowledge is key.”
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