Hughie Handed Firtha Test For Germany

By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)

Hughie Fury will feature on the undercard of his cousin’s world title challenge later this month.

The undefeated heavyweight, who holds a record of 16-0 (8), will come up against tough opposition in Germany.

Fury will face Nicolai Firtha on November 28 at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf as part of Tyson’s rescheduled challenge for the world heavyweight titles against Wladimir Klitschko, which will be aired in the UK on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Ohio native will be familiar to Brits from when he faced Tyson in Belfast back in 2011 before being stopped inside five rounds.

Firtha, 36, last fought two years against current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who ousted him inside four.

But before he can come up against Firtha, Fury is set for action in Bristol, at the City Academy Sports Centre, two weeks earlier as part of the undercard to Nick Blackwell’s British middleweight title defence against Elliott Matthews.

The fight against Firtha –– which had been set to take place on the same undercard last month before Klitschko withdrew through injury –– will be Fury’s fourth of the year, having passed Andriy Rudenko and George Arias earlier in the year, while also overcoming a spell of illness.

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