Hughie Fury (11-0, 6 KOs) continued his fine start to his career when he dominated stand in opponent Hrvoje Kisicek (4-6, 1 KO) over six rounds for a unanimous decision on Sunday afternoon. In a fine display of boxing skills, Fury from the very beginning used his jab to great effect and controlled his opponent throughout the contest.
Fury, back in the ring after just two weeks ago beating Dorian Darch used the centre of the ring to dictate the pace of the fight. Kisicek did try to catch Fury with hard shot's but the former amateur world champion never looked in trouble, slipping , parrying and even rolling his way out of trouble.
Fury also used the right uppercut to turn and spin off his opponent. Speaking with BoxingPulse, trainer and father Peter Fury was more than happy with the way his son performed.
"It was a good job by Hughie against a tough durable opponent. I told him before the fight to jab and use his skill set and to try and force his work and I seen improvements which I'm happy about.”
Asked whether he thought there was an improvement from Hughie's previous fights, Peter Fury continued:
"If you notice from Hughie's last fight against Darch he was loading up on his shot's. This fight he was more relaxed and that's what I'm looking for. Hughie has great boxing skills. Winning isn't the issue, it's how he does it that matters. Learning his trade as they say".
Speaking on Hughie's ring generalship being superior to most, if not all fighters his age father and trainer Peter would have this to say:
"Sparring the likes of his cousin Tyson and more recently Eddie Chambers and Steve Cunningham has brought Hughie on ten-fold. He's had a few viruses as of late and is only running on 65% of what he can normally do but yes sparring the likes of the aforementioned only helps that ring generalship and that's what we are ideally looking for.
I then put forward to Peter that the footage of Hughie sparring Eddie Chambers and Steve Cunningham that Hughie looked comfortable and didn't let Cunningham, or Chambers boss him around the ring.
"Yeah, Hughie's come on leaps and bounds and nobody is going to get the better of Hughie in sparring because his talent is that huge. He's got all the tools and skills and when he comes forward because of his aggressive nature, he likes to throw the big shots maybe a little too much and going back to yesterdays fight, that's why I was pleased with him. He took his time and worked behind the jab, slipped the shots and he looked relaxed and composed and let the shots flow rather than looking for it.”
When we spoke on recent, future opponents and when the competition would be stepping up Peter replied:
"What we're trying to do with Hughie is find opponents who when hit don't just fall over. We want opponents like Hughie's had because when you move up the levels opponents won't fall over so we will need him to experience the going through the gears that will stand him in good stead. He's only 19 and for 6‘6” still needs to develop his man power. He's still only very young and big men develop that strength late on in their careers.”
Hughie spoke to BoxingPulse on his performance:
"I just listened to my dad and stick to the gameplan. Get behind my jab and box. I like to box, use my jab and let the shots flow. That's what I am, a boxer. I never get nervous or anything before a fight. If I'm training hard in the gym then when I'm fighting I should feel comfortable.”
Turning attentions to big cousin Tyson Fury, Peter had this to say to BoxingPulse:
"Yes he's ticking over nicely in the gym. He's gone on holiday for two weeks but is still doing bits of training but not doing too much. He's keeping his weight level. He was 18 stones 6 for the David Haye fight and I think he's 18 stones 8 now. I told him to go up to 19 stones and not to go over that. Do a few light weights and some light roadwork and when he's back in two weeks we’ll start full training again, as he's not allowed to take a fight between now and February.”
Hughie Fury is next in action on the 26th October with an opponent to be named. He's scheduled to fight another four fights before the year is out including being featured on the undercard of James Degale’s return to the ring live on channel 5 November 16th.
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