As a new era of boxing begins on Sky Sports heavyweight Hughie Fury will aim to become one of the premier names and faces of the new deal announced last week.
Fury, 26, has signed a promotional contract with Boxxer who in conjunction with Sky Sports announced a host of fighters to their roster and upcoming shows beginning in October.
October 16 in Newcastle will see Fury as the headline act when he faces Christian Hammer, who fought Fury’s cousin Tyson in 2015.
“Before I couldn’t get the fights. Now I believe I can get them. Straight away with Hammer, I said: ‘These are the fights I want,’” he told Sky Sports.
“I could have had easier fights, but I want someone who will fight back and give me a challenge.”
Hughie has watched on for years how his cousin Tyson has showcased himself to be the world’s leading heavyweight, or second behind Anthony Joshua depending on who you speak to.
Tyson and Joshua hold all the prizes in the sport’s most lucrative division and Hughie believes that it his destiny to become a world champion.
“To become a world champion is all that’s in my mind. Whoever has got a belt, I want those belts. I will get through this fight, get into a mandatory position, and whoever has got a belt at the time, I’ll take.”
Hughie Fury was awarded a number 5 position in the latest WBA rankings with Oleksandr Usyk, Robert Helenius, Michael Hunter, and Daniel Dubois above him, respectively.
“I’m not here to play games anymore and people are going to see that,” Fury said.
“If I’m going to knock him out, I’ll knock him out. People are going to see – it is going to be dominating. I’m coming into my prime and people are going to see it.”
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