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Hughie Fury destroys Kovarik in 1st round TKO

LatestBy Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Hughie Fury (5-0, 4 KO’s) stayed in the unbeaten ranks with a 1st round TKO victory over 38-year-old Ladislav Kovarik (10-15, 5 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Glow, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent, UK. Fury, 18, knocked the heavyset Kovarik down twice in the 1st round before the fight was stopped at 1:37 of the round by referee Mark Green following a second knockdown.

The first knockdown came from a chopping right hand to the head of Korvarik. Fury had gone right hand crazy and was nailing Kovarik with one right hand after another without using his left at all and finally Kovarik collapsed on the canvas after Hughie caught him with a chopping right hand to the head. After Kovarik got up, Hughie continued to unload almost nothing but right hands until he dropped him with a sweeping left hand that didn’t have much power on it.

It was such a mismatch between the two fighters that it was hard to tell much about Hughie in the fight other than to notice how rarely he uses his left hand. I mean, Hughie jabs with his left but all of his power shots come from his right hand. He’s really one dimensional with his offense – it’s either a jab or a right hand. The thing is, Fury’s right hand isn’t that good compared to the world class heavyweights. So Hughie is going to have to either get a lot stronger as he ages, which I kind of doubt, or he’s going to need learn how to use his left hand for things other than just jabbing.

Hughie will next be fighting journeyman Tomas Mrazek (7-40, 5 KO’s) next Saturday night on June 15th. It was kind of funny to hear Hughie’s cousin Tyson Fury making Mrazek sound like a good fighter, saying to Mark Pougatch of Channel 5 “He’s got a fight next Saturday night against a tough guy Tomas Mrazek. We’ll see if he can knock this guy out as well.”

Gee, Mrazek has lost 8 out of his last 9 fights in the last year. I’d say Hughie’s chances of getting a knockout are pretty good, but if this is the kind of opponents that he’s going to be getting his knockouts against then what’s the point?

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