The WBA eliminator between Hughie Fury and Michael Hunter will now land on October 29 at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.
Initially set for July 2 in Manchester, the intriguing matchup was postponed due to illness on Fury’s side. Now with a fresh date and new venue, a fully fit Hughie Fury told Sky Sports News he’s eager to fight and move on.
“There’s nothing worse than having to pull out of a fight. My path is now direct for Michael Hunter, and then onto the next.”
“I’m 100 per cent looking forward, for the opportunity for the world titles.”
The Stockport-born fighter has fallen short on three occasions in his career so far. His losses came at the hands of Joseph Parker, Kubrat Pulev, and Alexander Povetkin. Still, at only 27, he has plenty of nights under the lights to come.
Hunter, whose only loss came at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk at cruiserweight, is yet to get his heavyweight campaign out of first gear. This fight in the UK could well be the one to open doors to more substantial opportunities.
He has claimed that a win here would be a stepping stone to Fury’s cousin – current WBC Champion, Tyson. Hughie, of course, has other ideas.
“He can say what he wants – at the end of the day he’s getting knocked spark out.”
“I don’t want to devalue him, he’s a good fighter and obviously no one wanted to fight him. But these are the fights I want. We’ll see what he’s got to bring on the night.”