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Hughie Fury Set for Long-Awaited Return

In 2017, he challenged Joseph Parker for the WBO world heavyweight title in his hometown of Manchester, narrowly losing via a disputed majority decision. Subsequent defeats to Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin in 2018 and 2019, respectively, presented setbacks.

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Manchester, UK (March 20, 2024) - After an almost three-year hiatus from professional boxing, former world heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (26-3, 15 KOs) is gearing up to make his comeback. The 29-year-old British boxer will step back into the ring on April 20 at the Magna Centre in Rotherham, England, in a bout promoted by G.B.M. Sports. The event will be broadcast live on talkSPORT via YouTube, providing fans with a chance to witness Fury's return firsthand.

Hughie Fury hasn't been seen in the ring since he stopped Christian Hammer in 2021.

Fury's last appearance in the ring dates back to October 2021 when he secured a fifth-round victory over Christian Hammer. However, his boxing journey hit a roadblock due to the lingering health issues, which forced him out of a scheduled bout against Michael Hunter in 2022. Now, after a prolonged absence, Fury is eager to resume his career and reclaim his position among the heavyweight division's elite.

The cousin of current lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, Hughie Fury has faced formidable opponents throughout his career. In 2017, he challenged Joseph Parker for the WBO world heavyweight title in his hometown of Manchester, narrowly losing via a disputed majority decision. Subsequent defeats to Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin in 2018 and 2019, respectively, presented setbacks, but Fury quickly bounced back with three consecutive victories leading up to his clash with Hammer.

Speaking to Boxing Now [formerly BBTV], Fury expressed his intentions for his return, emphasizing his desire for a "tickover fight" to shake off any rust accumulated during his hiatus. "I don’t even want to stop whoever I fight," Fury explained. "I want to get in there, work on my stuff, and blow the cobwebs off. Then, after that, I want to get myself back to the top."

Despite his previous setbacks, Fury remains resolute in his ambition to climb the ranks and challenge for titles once again. "My dad and I have a journey to do, and after this fight, it is one-way traffic back to the top," he asserted. "That is what we believe will happen." Fury expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of his father and trainer, Peter Fury, emphasizing their shared determination to reach the pinnacle of the sport.

Unfazed by his critics, Fury made it clear that he is focused solely on the opinions of his family and inner circle. "If my dad or I didn’t think I could do it, we would pack it in tomorrow [retire]," he declared. "I do not give two f**** what anyone says, that is the truth. Anyone can write me off, but f*** them. The only people who matter to me are my family and their opinions, so the rest of them can go f*** themselves."

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2024-03-19 19:34
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2024-03-21 8:45