Hughie Fury demonstrated he possesses power in that right-hand last night by stopping Sam Sexton to claim the British Heavyweight title at Bolton’s Macron Stadium.
“I was so relaxed in there I could of fallen asleep,” said the new Champion. “What people don’t understand [is that] with age, my body is getting so much stronger, people don’t think that I can hit, but listen, I was confident tonight that all I needed was one shot. It was a boxing masterclass.”
In the lead up to the well-timed stoppage in the fifth stanza, Fury moved comfortably on the back foot dictating the pace and range with his height and reach advantage, as the slow-footed Sexton struggled to close the gap.
Late in the fourth and aligned with the rhythm of the contest, Sexton drudged slowly into range and ate Fury’s precise one-two combination. The man from Norwich was left buzzed before Fury dropped him with a wild hook. Sexton, to his credit, returned to his feet just as the bell signalled the end of the round.
The 33-year-old, undeterred by tasting canvas, continued to walk down the Manchester man in the fifth and predictably walked onto to another right hand. The former Commonwealth champion hit the deck for the second time, he again returned to his feet but this time the referee waved off the contest crowning Fury British heavyweight champion.
This is a return to form for Fury after the disappointment of losing on points against former WBO champion Joseph Parker last time out.