Former WBO title challenger Hughie Fury says he would take a behind closed doors heavyweight clash with Matchroom stablemate Dave Allen whilst his ambitions of challenging for world honours have been put on hold due to Covid-19.
Fury (24-3, 14 KOs) stopped the Czech Republic’s Pavel Sour in three rounds in March, but with international travel disrupted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the Mancunian has set his sights closer to home.
“Dave Allen keeps mentioning my name saying he wants to fight me and all this,” Fury told Chris Lloyd in the latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown Tapes’. “I’m a fighting man so let’s get it on as soon as possible. It doesn’t bother me.
“It’s only going to be fights against English opponents at the moment. It will be a good fight between the pair of us, there’s no point in waiting. I have no hard feelings against him but he’s mentioning my name so let’s get it on!”
The only defeats on Fury’s 27-fight slate came at world level – a contested, majority decision against then WBO champion Joseph Parker in 2017, a bloody points loss to Kubrat Pulev in a IBF Final Eliminator in Sofia before a narrow points defeat to Alexander Povetkin last summer.
Still only 25, Fury believes that his best years remain ahead of him and the cousin of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson is confident that there’s still plenty of time left for career-defining fights once the sporting world gets back to normal.
“I’m 25 and still filling out. One thing I love to do is fight and no one will ever take that away from me, I love these challenges,” he said. “We have changed a lot although you never got to see too much in the Pavel Sour fight. When I get back in these bigger fights that is when you will see the difference and the changes we’ve made.”