Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury has indicated that a new date has been finalized for his WBA heavyweight title eliminator against Michael Hunter. Their fight has now been rescheduled to October 29.
Initially, they were all set to collide in July, but the fight was pushed back after Fury withdrew with an illness.
“There’s nothing worse than having to pull out of a fight,” Fury told Sky Sports News. “My path is now direct for Michael Hunter, and then onto the next.”
The WBA’s “regular” champion at the weight is Daniel Dubois – while the “super” champion at heavyweight is Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury, the cousin of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, wants to make his own mark in the sport.
Hunter is not expecting much from his upcoming foe and views the bout as a steppingstone for bigger things.
Fury is not taking the bait in the war of words – and vows to put Hunter down for the count. Neither fighter has every been stopped inside the distance.
“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. I’m 100% looking forward, for the opportunity for the world titles,” Fury said.
Fury has a record of 26-3 – with losses coming at the hands of Joseph Parker, Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin. On the other side, Hunter is 20-1, with his only defeat taking place at cruiserweight against Usyk, who is currently the unified world champion at heavyweight, with the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles around his waist,