Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Hughie Fury rumoured to have turned down lucrative WBC title fight with Deontay Wilder

Hughie Fury Wilder

By Jordan Stoddart

Unbeaten British heavyweight contender Hughie Fury has reportedly turned down a fight with current WBC boss Deontay Wilder. We told you here how the unbeaten American champion is on the verge of signing contracts to fight veteran Shannon Briggs on January 16th, however, ESPN’s Dan Rafael has tweeted that the Englishman, cousin of lineal heavyweight king Tyson Fury, had turned down the initial Stateside approach for the New York bout.

Fury (18(10)-0) is fresh off a 1st round KO win over Larry Olubamiwo to cap a fine year which has seen him fight four times and includes a career-best points win over Andriy Rudenko. Fury’s team have now, allegedly, not even returned their American counterpart’s calls after Wilder was left in the lurch for his January 16th fight.

Hughie Fury

Vyacheslav Glazkov pulled out of negotiations for the fight with Wilder, although veteran Shannon Briggs appears to have at least filled the void in what is now a pretty meaningless, Premier Boxing Champions televised title fight.

Trainer and father Peter Fury recently told the British press that his fighter will be in a ‘major fight’ next February before a possible shot at the WBC title later in the year. Cousin Tyson holds all of the other major titles at the weight, with the two emerging stars unlikely to ever face off in the ring.

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