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Hughie Fury avoided by ‘high-profile’ heavyweights who are more interested in becoming a ‘celebrity than a boxer’, says Peter Fury
July 15, 2021
Hughie Fury has been prevented by “high-profile” heavyweights who’re extra excited about turning into a “celeb than a boxer”, says his father and coach Peter Fury.
The 26-year-old contender has been absent from the ring since he sealed a dominant factors win over Mariusz Wach, regardless of struggling a ugly lower of their December combat.
Peter Fury has admitted that his son has misplaced respect for a few of his big-name rivals after they turned down combat affords.
“All people realises he is loads higher than what folks say he’s, in order that’s my opinion,” Peter Fury informed Sky Sports activities.
“Let me let you know, we have supplied some high-profile folks fights with Hughie – they usually’ve regarded up and mentioned they’re going to combat anybody. However when Hughie is talked about, they do not wish to combat him, in order that’s the place it is at.
“I do not wish to point out any names, however that is the place it’s. We’ll discover him an opponent. He’ll be preventing in September anyway.
“Completely [he’s lost respect]. Boxing is turning into a little bit of a cleaning soap opera. That actual preventing tradition, there’s solely so many round immediately. A number of them, they’re extra into social media and being a celeb than a boxer.”
Australia’s Demsey McKean and the Congolese fighter Martin Bakole, who sit alongside Hughie Fury within the IBF rankings, have been thought of for a remaining eliminator in opposition to Filip Hrgovic.
However Peter Fury informed Sky Sports activities: “We have not been contacted with that combat.”
Hughie Fury had been linked with the home duo of David Allen and David Value final yr, though he’s now searching for a distinct route in the direction of a title combat.
“Actually a fellow like Hughie, he isn’t a world champion, he should not be struggling for fights like he’s,” mentioned Peter Fury.
“He is been engaged on his recreation. He is obtained older, he is stuffed out, and he is obtained time on his facet, so it isn’t been an issue for him actually.
You may see a distinct fighter altogether.
“There was Dave Allen, then David Value was thrown into the combination. That by no means occurred, for no matter causes and we simply moved on from there. We will begin taking a look at opponents any day now.
“Nothing set in stone. We’re simply trying round and seeing what’s an excellent match for him in the mean time.