Hughie Fury in action this Saturday, June 8th against TBA
By Scott Gilfoid: 18-year-old heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (4-0, 3 KO’s) will be back in the ring this Saturday, June 8th in a scheduled 4 round bout against an opponent still to be determined at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, United Kingdom.
The fact that the 6’6” Fury still doesn’t have an opponent with the fight less than a week away speaks volumes for the kind of fighter he’ll likely be in there with on Saturday. Whoever it is, I just hope they’re still sporting a pulse because I want to see Hughie fight a live body for a change instead of the victims they’ve been carting out thus far in Fury’s previous four fights.
Fury is the cousin of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury. Like his Tyson, Hughie is easy to hit and doesn’t have big power. Hughie does have a good jab, and if he get a decent trainer to teach him some defense and get him on a weight program to develop some power, he might end up nice contender one of these days. But as things are now, Hughie needs a lot of work in his game to get to the next level. At 18, he’s far from being the finished product.
In his last fight last month on May 24th, Hughie made easy work of a fighter named Janos Finera (0-5) in stopping him in the 2nd round in Romania. It was a pretty standard mismatch with Finera not having a prayer and just soaking up punishment without offering much up much in the way of resistance back at Hughie.
In Hughie’s other three fights, he beat Moses Matovu (4-28-3), Alex Rozman (1-1) and David Whittom (11-20-1, 7 KO’s). As you can see, Hughie’s opponents have left a little to be desired in the way of having nice records. It appears that Hughie’s promoter is looking to build up his resume with a lot of victories right off the bat without giving him anybody to learn from.
I normally don’t recommend that promoters do this kind of thing because it tends to stunt the progress of fighters, but you can’t really say anything because if that’s what they want to do with Hughie then that’s on them. I just know that if I Hughie I’d be looking to find another promoter that would put me in more meaningful fights so I could learn something instead of being put in with fodder.