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Hughie Fury vs. Danny Hughes on December 14th for WBC junior strap

fury640By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (12-0, 7 KO’s) will be out of action until next month when he returns to the ring to fight Danny Hughes (11-2-2, 3 KO’s) for the WBC junior heavyweight title on December 14th.

Fury, 19, was supposed to be fighting Hughes on November 16t for the WBC strap, but unfortunately Hughie suffered a cut over his left eye last night in defeating David Gegeshidze (10-5-2, 2 KO’s) by a 4th round TKO at the City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom.

The cut required three stitches to close, and it might not be healed completely by the time he steps inside the ring on December 14th to fight Hughes.

The WBC junior heavyweight strap doesn’t count as a true world title, just so you know. Hughie is currently chasing Mike Tyson’s mark of becoming the youngest heavyweight champion ever, but junior WBC strap will not give Hughie the record even if he defeats Hughes, which he probably will. For Hughie to break the record, he’ll have to make the move from facing 3rd tier opposition to facing 1st tier opponents in just one year. I don’t think it’s possible for Hughie to accomplish that task even if they threw him in the ring with a top tier opponent. At this point Hughie would be so out of his class that it be embarrassing. But perhaps if Hughie can work on his power, he might be able to surprise some people next year. I don’t see it, but it’s possible.

Hughie’s performance against the 32-year-old Gegeshidze last night was disappointing to say the least. He had a fighter with a pot belly in front of him, yet Hughie was beaten to the punch over and over again. Gegeshidze was able to land a lot of his shots against the tentative-looking Fury, and get nail with flurries. Fury tried hard to get Gegeshidze out early in the fight by loading up on right hands, but Hughie lacked the power to hurt him. Hughie’s shots would land, but they had nothing on them at all. It was like he was bouncing jabs off of Gegeshidze’s head when he would nail him with his best overhand right or left hook. The power just was not there for Hughie. The only thing I was impressed with in watching Hughie was his jab. He seems to have a decent jab, but he doesn’t use nearly as much as he should.

I think Hughie needs a good trainer in the Emanuel Steward mold to teach him how to fight, and to develop his power. If he were to get with Wladimir Klitschko’s trainer Johnathon Banks, he might be able to do something with young Hughie to unlearn all those bad habits of his, and teach him how to fight. I wouldn’t expect Hughie to leave his trainer Peter Fury, but that might be his best bet to go somewhere in his career. If he could train alongside Wladimir with Banks, I think he would improve a great deal. As it is now, I don’t see him going anywhere with his career. He lacks the power, speed and defense to get to the next level. I see him as a career 2nd tier type fighter. That could change with the right trainer, but I don’t see that happening.

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