Hughie Fury looks to be the latest member of the Fury family to pick up the coveted Lonsdale belt and British heavyweight championship when he takes on the in-form current holder Sam Sexton this Saturday, May 12th in Bolton.
Sexton won the title last October against giant Scotsman Gary Cornish and he is confident a win over Hughie Fury is going to catapult him to world status, which it may well.
23-year old Fury felt robbed in his challenge to then WBO heavyweight king Joseph Parker last September.
The challenge was probably a little too early for the quiet, and unassuming Fury, but I’m sure gave him a taste of world championship boxing and the confidence of handling himself with a top heavyweight like Parker which he did, although a more positive Fury could have had more success.
Norwich’s Sam Sexton at 33 years of age seems to have been around the domestic division forever with a 13 year professional career behind him, but he is in the best form of his life with a 9 fight unbeaten run since a then-undefeated David Price knocked him out in 4 rounds for the vacant British and Commonwealth crowns back in May 2012.
Sexton has only lost on 3 occasions, to David Price and twice to Derek Chisora by stoppage early in his career and believes this is his time and Fury is the perfect springboard to the big fights out there in the heavyweight division.
This is a good domestic fight for the British heavyweight championship and will be an entertaining tussle with an improved Hughie Fury looking to make a statement and arrive out of the shadows of cousin Tyson with a convincing win to move a step closer to fulfill his massive potential.