By Paul Webb
Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (12-0 7KO’s) had been chasing fights with the likes of Michael Sprott and Matt Skelton, maybe when we see those fights we will get a much better understanding of just how far he has progressed in his whirlwind professional career.
Tonight’s opponent David Gegeshidze (10-5-1 2KO’s) was making his first trip to the U.K and by the looks of him he hasn’t seen a whole lot of the gym since his last fight in October. He came in to the fight over weight and completely overwhelmed with the task that lay in front of him.
In fairness he stuck at the job for 3 and a half rounds and managed to land one or two decent counter punches but he was taking solid right hands in return.
The fight started slow with Hughie throwing jabs to the head looking to pace himself in to the fight as though he is looking to get rounds under his belt rather than just walking in and knocking someone out in two minutes. He stepped the action up in the third and during a very one sided fourth referee Jeff Hinds called a stop to it.
Hughie is a talent and is set to fight twice in the next month but he sustained a cut on his left eye which could scupper that plan.
I think it’s time the Fury camp look to raise the level of opposition for Fury as 12 fights in we really don’t know much about his capabilities. I realise his age, but I wonder how much he really gained from tonight and whether he would be better off having a long camp and fighting someone at English title level like John McDermott who Tyson fought in his 8th contest.
Overall job done and another stoppage victory on the record sheet.by