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Hughie Fury defeats Hrvoje Kisicek

By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight Hughie Fury (11-0, 6 KO’s) stayed unbeaten tonight with a 6-round decision over Hrvoje Kisicek (4-6, 1 KO’s) at the Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Hughie won by a 60-54 score by referee Shaun Messer 54-60. What was extremely disappointing about Hughie’s performance was that he couldn’t stop Kisicek.

This was the same fighter that was destroyed in just 3 rounds earlier this year by 37-year-old cruiserweight Ismail Abdoul (50-27-2, 19 KO’s). The fact that Fury couldn’t do what a smaller, and older cruiserweight like Abdoul did against the same fighter is worrisome because it suggests that Hughie might have problems in the power department.

If he can’t stop the lower level fighters like Kisicek, then doesn’t bode too well for his future because these are the type of opponents that fighters like Hughie are supposed to use to pad their records and build up their knockout percentages before they cut their teeth on their first marginally decent opponent.

Fury’s promoter might want to think long and hard about keeping young Hughie at this level for 2-3 years to see if he’ll improve with his power. If not, then I wouldn’t recommend pushing him up a level to the C level fighters because some of them have power and you don’t want Hughie having to take a lot of punishment in winning his fights.

The bad thing about lacking power is that it means that Hughie will be forced to go the distance in many of his fights, and that means that he’s going to take a lot more head shots than he would if he were to be destroying his opposition in 1-5 rounds. There’s a big difference between getting someone out of there in the first 5 rounds than having to go the full 10-12 rounds. If Hughie were to get up to the world level where he’s facing a guy with huge power, it’ll mean that he’ll have to take head shots from that fighter for 10-12 rounds, and that’ll increase the chances that Hughie will get knocked out.

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