HUGHIE FURY INTERVIEW
Young heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury has had a busy time since turning pro back in March this year, fighting 12 times already; clocking up a record of 12-0 with 7 KO’s, and being just 19 years old the future looks bright for this young heavyweight. First Class Boxing had the opportunity to ask Hughie some questions and here is what he had to say.
FCBoxing: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Now, you stopped a good opponent in David Gegeshidze in your last fight, what did you make of your performance?
Hughie Fury: Happy with my performance. He was awkward also I was taking my time protecting my cut I had sparring week before. But when cut opened in 3rd I was told to get him out of their so I picked it up and got the stoppage. It was a good win for me as I never got hit so what we worked on went well.
FCB: You were cut above your left eye in the 3rd round. How bad is it and will you be ready for your fight in December 14th?
HF: I have to see how the cut heals over next few weeks.
FCB: Has your early career gone as planned or are there things you would like to have done differently?
HF: I’m happy with my first year as a pro, I’ve learned a great deal.
FCB: Do you feel you are ready to step up the quality of opposition or are you concentrating on staying active?
HF: My dad (Peter Fury) says I’m ready to step up next year so I’m happy and look forward to next year now.
FCB: The heavyweight division is becoming exciting again with young guys coming through like yourself, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Do you think the division will be more competitive like the 80’s and 90’s once the Klitchko’s retire?
HF: I think every decade there is a new breed of fighter, with new styles. The division is getting exciting again with the names mentioned.
FCB: Everyone at the moment is talking about you and Anthony Joshua facing each other in the future. Is this a fight that excites you?
HF: I’m happy to be named alongside Britains big heavyweight hope and Olympic gold medalist. Joshua is a good fighter and I wish him the best. He’s not on my list at all. But who knows what the future holds if we keep winning.
FCB: You have had a busy 2013; fighting 12 times so far. Can we expect a busy 2014?
HF: Yes, next year starts for me on Tyson’s under card in February I will be out every month from that date. I expect to have around 10 to 12 fights next year and my level of opponent will be higher quality.
FCB: Your cousin Tyson Fury was supposed to face David Haye back in October. How has Tyson taken to the delay and do you think the fight will happen this time?
HF: Tyson’s back working hard in the gym, you can never tell if the fights going to happen or not with all the pull outs they do. But we hope it goes ahead. If not, Tyson will fight in February regardless of Haye.
FCB: How you see the Tyson/Haye fight going?
HF: Tyson beats Haye, and beats him convincingly in my opinion.
FCB: Most heavyweights have a weakness to certain unhealthy foods, what’s your luxury when you’re not training?
HF: I use to like sweets and stuff, but not anymore. I’m always in the gym. I’ve lived Boxing, and been at a top level from age 15 going in competitions. So I never rest as such.
FCB: Thank you for taking the time to speak to us. I hope your eye heals quickly and best of lunch for your upcoming fight. FCBoxing Team.
HF: Thank you for wanting my interview and to my fans or none believers out their I will be doing big things next year praise God.
God bless my fans and everyone else.