Hughie Fury’s next fight in March
By Marcus Richardson: Peter Fury says Hughie Fury’s next fight will be coming up in March against a top 10 contender in the heavyweight division. Hughie (20-1, 10 KOs) lost to WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker by a 12 round majority decision on September 23 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Hughie and Peter both thought they should have been given the decision. Unfortunately for them, 2 of the judges gave it to Parker by the scores 118-110 x 2.
Hughie is ranked #10 by the World Boxing Organization. If he can put together a handful of wins, he should be able to get quickly moved back up to the No.1 position. It’s important for Hughie to get another title shot, because if he can fight heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, he’ll get life changing money.
Hughie needs to work on his punching power, and his offensive skills. Hughie was doing too much running against Parker. That made things impossible for him to win the fight. Hughie spent much of the Parker fight holding. Whenever Parker would get near him, Hughie would instinctively grab him to keep from getting hit. The remainder of the time, Hughie spent on the move, trying to elude Parker. For Hughie’s boxing fans, it was not what they expected of him. They thought he was going to make an effort to win the fight.
”We have some big fights in 018 with Hughie Fury starting from March. Camp will commence early Jan,” said Peter Fury on his Twitter. ”Yes, within top ten of governing bodies,” said Peter when asked whether Hughie will be fighting a contender or not. Yes, whoever wants to fight we look at.”
If Peter Fury is sincere about Hughie facing a top 10 contender in his next fight, he’s going to need to be careful. There are a lot of contenders in the top 10 that would have a good chance of beating the 6’6” Hughie. If Hughie is just going to run, jab and tie up his opponents for 12 rounds, he’s not going to beat too many of the top contenders in the heavyweight division.
There are some options for Hughie to fight in the top 10. Here are some excellent choices:
• Tom Schwartz
• Kyotaro Fujimoto
• Otto Wallin
• Agit Kabayel
• Zhilei Zhang
• BJ Flores
• Trevor Bryan
• Iago Kiladze
• Alexander Dimitrenko
• Charles Martin
• Mariusz Wch
If Hughie can throw more punches, he can beat a lot of those contenders. But he’s not going to beat them if he just runs and holds for 12 round like he did against Joseph Parker.
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