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.
If he has been in the gym and has been given sufficient time to have gotten ready for the March 26th fight, it’s possible Aguilera could give Fury some problems, take him some rounds. Fury, at 6’6” will enjoy a considerable height advantage over the 6’3 Aguilera, who will be having his first fight in the UK, and he is the fresher, younger man. But Fury, at 18-0(10) has not shown devastating one-punch KO power and Aguilera is durable enough anyway. It’s possible this one could go the distance.
Fury wants the big names, yet, according to his trainer Peter Fury, these fights are somewhat hard to make. Still, this is a good learning fight for Fury if nothing more. Aguilera always comes to fight, he has pulled off the odd upset here and there and though he has not been overly active as of late (just three fights since October of 2013) he is at least coming off that away win.