Anyone else like Hughie's chances against Parker?

Apr 22, 2016
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Seems to be a lot of people writing Hughie off in this and making plans for Parker, but I'm not just going off his last performance, I fail to see why people have ever believed Parker is this world beater who stands shoulder to shoulder with Joshua has the hottest young heavyweight in the game.

Average at best in the amateurs (failed to even qualify from the easiest section at London 2012), pretty easy to hit, decent power but not really in the league of Joshua or Wilder- and his performances against Ruiz, Takam and that Romanian he fought- if Joshua had performed that poorly his haters would have had a field day. I always had an incline people hyping him up are people who wanted Joshua to fail.

I know Hughie ain't Tyson but I don't think he needs to be to win this, I feel he could outbox Parker.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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I'd give him a chance and I think he's talented, but we just don't know, he's not even been in close to Parker class, and will not have been in a fight for 18 months by the time it takes place, if it even happens.

If he'd been more active and had one or two decent step ups we'd have a greater idea if he can win this. As it stands I don't think he can be realistically favoured, but it wouldn't shock me if he could rise to the level to beat Parker, who ain't outstanding by any stretch of the imagination.

EDIT: didn't realise Hughie was scheduled for the copperbox card in a couple of weeks, at least gets him some rounds and some of the ring rust off, but not going to be at a competitive level.
 
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Aug 15, 2013
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I'm going to be at his Copperbox tune up show a week Saturday. If his improvements have continued... then I think he'll make Parker look daft and be hitting thin air for the majority of the fight, whilst tiring and getting stung back by a naturally bigger guy (height, reach, shoulder width etc not puffed up muscle mass).

So yes, think Hughie has an excellent chance and so long as cobwebs get blown away beginning of July, I fully expect him to win
 

Brickfists

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I've never rated Hughie at all, he hasn't fought anybody with a pulse yet. But Parker hasn't looked all that recently either, certainly hasn't lived up to the hype yet. So Fury ha a chance alright.
 
Apr 22, 2016
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I'd give him a chance and I think he's talented, but we just don't know, he's not even been in close to Parker class, and will not have been in a fight for 18 months by the time it takes place, if it even happens.

If he'd been more active and had one or two decent step ups we'd have a greater idea if he can win this. As it stands I don't think he can be realistically favoured, but it wouldn't shock me if he could rise to the level to beat Parker, who ain't outstanding by any stretch of the imagination.
I feel Hughie performances against reasonably contempt journeymen such as Fred Kassi or Andriy Rudenko- who others who have had world title shots before have had issues with- are just as good as Parker eeking out a win over Ruiz (who I have often thought was fairly average to be honest, and has become overrated now due to giving Parker a close fight) or laboring to a points win over Cojanu.

If you recall, a year a so back, Ruiz was thought so little of that it seemed Hughie intended to use him as a tune up fight on a Terry Flanagan undercard. So either the team behind Fury are deluded, Fury is stylistically all wrong for Ruiz and Ruiz is a nightmare for Parker, or maybe Fury is underrated where Parker is overrated.
 
Apr 22, 2016
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I'm going to be at his Copperbox tune up show a week Saturday. If his improvements have continued... then I think he'll make Parker look daft and be hitting thin air for the majority of the fight, whilst tiring and getting stung back by a naturally bigger guy (height, reach, shoulder width etc not puffed up muscle mass).

So yes, think Hughie has an excellent chance and so long as cobwebs get blown away beginning of July, I fully expect him to win
I believe he's fighting the 8th then the week after on the 15th too at Winter Gardens in Blackpool
 
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Aug 15, 2013
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Because he's so young (just turned 22) .. and smaller than Tyson people forget he's a bit of a lump with that mad Fury arm length/reach





Parker will do well to not get stopped late judging by his last 3 or 4 fights IMO.
 

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Hughie does have a big shot to outbox Parker. Like others have said Parker has really looked lackluster lately, just take a look at his last fight vs that sparring partner, and then before that he arguably lost to Ruiz. Seems ever since he stepped up he hasn't been as effective and he hasn't brought up his power with the levels. Parker needs to really sit down on his punches and get back to this:



Just based off of straight up skills, speed and ring generalship I think Hughie actually has the edge with the eye test. I think Hughie has that awkwardness that Tyson has and we've yet to see his full potential, whereas we may have frankly already seen the best of Parker who has looked limited as of late. Sure Parker has been fighting better opposition lately but he's hardly looked spectacular, Hughie also looked pretty shit vs Kassi (who is hard to look good against) but he was sick vs Kassi. Stylistically this favors Hughie
 
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DB Cooper

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I'm going to be at his Copperbox tune up show a week Saturday. If his improvements have continued... then I think he'll make Parker look daft and be hitting thin air for the majority of the fight, whilst tiring and getting stung back by a naturally bigger guy (height, reach, shoulder width etc not puffed up muscle mass).

So yes, think Hughie has an excellent chance and so long as cobwebs get blown away beginning of July, I fully expect him to win
If his improvements have continued?

How are you going to gauge that pre-Parker? Hughie hasn't fought for well over a year and his opponent for his fight in 12 days time hasn't even been announced yet. What does that tell you about the caliber of the opponent he will be fighting? How are you going to gauge improvement against the reliable loser they are going to throw in with him?
 
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Apr 22, 2016
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Hughie does have a big shot to outbox Parker. Like others have said Parker has really looked lackluster lately, just take a look at his last fight vs that sparring partner, and then before that he arguably lost to Ruiz. Seems ever since he stepped up he hasn't been as effective and he hasn't brought up his power with the levels. Parker needs to really sit down on his punches and get back to this:



Just based off of straight up skills, speed and ring generalship I think Hughie actually has the edge with the eye test. I think Hughie has that awkwardness that Tyson has and we've yet to see his full potential, whereas we may have frankly already seen the best of Parker who has looked limited as of late. Sure Parker has been fighting better opposition lately but he's hardly looked spectacular, Hughie also looked pretty shit vs Kassi (who is hard to look good against) but he was sick vs Kassi. Stylistically this favors Hughie
I don't think it was that wise to get him a world title while he was still serving his apprentice. All the piranhas are circling now, where as if he was just still a prospect he could develop his game before mixing sat top left and if Hughie doesn't get him, someone else will shortly.
 
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DB Cooper

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Parker-Fury fight confirmed, again

New Zealand WBO world heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker has been forced to take his fight with British boxer, Hughie Fury, to the UK after the later's camp refused to fight in Auckland.

The new fight will take place in Fury's hometown of Manchester on September 23.

Parker said he's looking forward to taking the fight to the UK.

"In the contact is what we want and David Higgins has worked very hard to get the contract sorted and now that it's ready and the date is confirmed, we're looking forward to going over to the UK and making a statement and putting on a great show".

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/sport/333814/parker-fury-fight-confirmed-again
 
Jun 9, 2013
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Yeah fairly clear now there wasn't an injury. Duco, somewhat naively, admitted that they were stretching finance to hold this in NZ. I've no doubt Frank made sure his WBO friends would honour the mandatory in the event of injury and he along with Peter held out long enough to completely screw over Duco. They've since split & have no option but to fight in the UK. Business baby.

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