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Hughie Fury beats Moses Matovu – again!

By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten prospect Hughie Fury (8-0, 4 KO’s) chalked up his 8th straight victory in beating 36-year-old journeyman Moses Matovu (4-29-4) by a 4 round points decision win on Saturday night at the WonderWorld Xscape, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK. Referee Alvin Finch scored it 40-35 for the 18-year-old Hughie. Matovu down in the 2nd round, but Hughie was unable to finish him off.

Oddly enough, this was the second time that Matovu had been beaten by Hughie. Last May, Hughie defeated Matovu by an identical 4 round points decision, this time in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I guess the idea behind fighting Matovu was to see if Hughie could improve upon his previous performance, but it doesn’t look like he did, does it? Same 4 round decision against a fighter that had been stopped by a fighter named Davie Drummond (1-0, 1 KO’s) in the 2nd round last March.

The fact that Hughie couldn’t stop the journeyman for the second time has to make you wonder about Hughie’s power or lack thereof. These are the types of fighters that you have to knockout if you’re a good heavyweight.

Hughie wants to become a world heavyweight champion by time he’s 20, but if he can’t even knockout likes of Matovu and Tomas Mrazek (7-42-6, 5 KO’s), then what does that suggest about Hughie’s future? I think it sends a pretty clear message that he’s going to struggle big time when he steps it up one of these days.

Matovu came into the fight with a nice 12-fight losing streak dating back to last year. Matovu has never knocked out an opponent before, so he wasn’t any threat to the 6’6” Hughie in the power department.

If Hughie is going to be fighting for a world title by he’s 20, and I certainly can’t see that happening, he’s going to have to find some power because he just doesn’t have the power needed to mix with the big powers. Hughie reminds me of a smaller version of Tyson Fury, but without the ability to use his left hand like Tyson and without the inside fighting skills. It’s pretty much jab-right hand from Hughie, and that’s probably not going to get him very far in the heavyweight division once he steps it up.

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