Hughie Fury - Time To Move On?

Would Hughie Fury Be Better Off With A Different Trainer?


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Jun 6, 2012
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Really interesting question.

If this wasn't a father/son team I'd be saying yes.

The fact that it is, adds further complexity, but it's definitely worth them having a chat.

Joe Calazghe would never have been the same without Enzo, maybe we are already seeing the very best Hughie.
 
May 16, 2013
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He should go on Strictly. I hear they will be having same sex partners next year.

He can dance around like a tit and wouldn't have to punch anyone - actually, sounds a bit like last night.
 
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Aug 4, 2012
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Never want to see him on TV again. Awful last night. Especially the last 8 or 9 rounds. Pedlesskin won in 2nd gear and he is pretty much a shot fighter. Good job this wasn't the Pedvetkin version. He would have been knocked out cold.
 
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DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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He went 12 competitive rounds with parker, pulev and povetkin. He clearly has the tools to be a decent fighter, he just lacks the tools to get to the highest level
Fair comment. But from what I have pieced together he was less competitive against Pulev and Povetkin than he was against Parker.

Hughie just does not give the impression he is interested or desperate enough to progress to the very top.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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Fair comment. But from what I have pieced together he was less competitive against Pulev and Povetkin than he was against Parker.

Hughie just does not give the impression he is interested or desperate enough to progress to the very top.
He did jackshit in the Pulev and Povetkin fight, problem with Hughie is unless hes facing a KO artist why would we want to watch him fight? If he were to fight someone like Dubois or Joyce and jab their head off then fair enough for taming them but I cant watch that guy fight a tactical match knowing hes losing most rounds and not stepping up the pace, so glad I didnt pay for the last PPV had a solid stream
 

DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
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He did jackshit in the Pulev and Povetkin fight, problem with Hughie is unless hes facing a KO artist why would we want to watch him fight? If he were to fight someone like Dubois or Joyce and jab their head off then fair enough for taming them but I cant watch that guy fight a tactical match knowing hes losing most rounds and not stepping up the pace, so glad I didnt pay for the last PPV had a solid stream
Yeah, I wouldn't pay to watch him fight either.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Hughie's mentality in the Ring just screams sparring partner and that will never change, I don't think any trainer will change that.

TBH if he is content with being nothing more than British/Euro for the rest of his career than he should stick with It.
 

Jack McW

Long Live Israel !!!
Nov 23, 2014
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I just think this is furys level. Obviously when he started he showed a fair amount of promise for a young lad, and there was also hype saying he was going to be youngest heavyweight champ ever and how both him n tyson were gunna rule like klitschkos. Reality is hughie just isnt that good. Solid at british level and a decent durable operator at fringe world level, but when it comes to getting to the next level he just doesnt cut the mustard.

Hughie is a good lad and i want to see him prove us wrong and win a world title, but at the minute iv seen no improvements since parker fight.
 
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May 23, 2018
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Hes definately in the who needs him club, such a boring style to watch and i think hes reached his level, i had him winning the parker fight by a very thin margin so wasnt complaining when parker nicked it. Like Jack says i remember when he was boasting saying he was going to be the youngest heavyweight champ, i think hes going to be very lucky to pick up a title
 

Ernest Shackleton

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Jun 8, 2013
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He is just 24. I’d like to see him drop back at bit see if he can dominate the likes of Gorman. He does need to develop a bit of a dig. But at moment you would not have him as a favourite against maybe even Joyce.
 
Oct 21, 2016
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He is just 24. I’d like to see him drop back at bit see if he can dominate the likes of Gorman. He does need to develop a bit of a dig. But at moment you would not have him as a favourite against maybe even Joyce.
He isn't going to develop that dig. If you can't punch by 23 it ain't happening.
 
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Jul 6, 2019
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Anyone know if that is actually Peter Fury?


If so it sounds like he inadvertently agrees Hughie should move on, cause the reason Wlad became the the legend he is because he was brave enough to change his trainer and approach when he realised what he was doing wasn't working.

Also, Wlad was an Olympic gold medalist with 40 something pro wins when he had his third loss. He had fought at a variety of levels, not just yo yoing from journeymen to top ten fighters every two fights.

Lewis only turned pro at 24 because he was sensible. He knew the benefits of winning the gold and taking fights at the right time. He wasn't continually thrown in at the deep end without the right preparation.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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I thought this thread was about him moving on from the sport, ill never watch Hughie fight again hes shocking
 
Sep 22, 2014
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Yeah he’s pretty terrible. I know his “style” (a word I use loosely here) is that of a fleet footed mover, but he needs to sit down on his punches a bit more at times, pick his spots with them, to get guys to respect him.

His style of punching is all spaghetti arm, meaningless punches that opponents rightly don’t fear.

The biggest concern for me seems to be a complete lack of understanding of how the fight is going? Ive never seen him bite down and try to turn a close fight in his favour. I don’t know if it’s boxing IQ or an ego thing where he thinks what he’s doing is clearly enough to win, but he’ll continue to lose these types of fights unless he’s honest with himself.
 
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Yeah he’s pretty terrible. I know his “style” (a word I use loosely here) is that of a fleet footed mover, but he needs to sit down on his punches a bit more at times, pick his spots with them, to get guys to respect him.

His style of punching is all spaghetti arm, meaningless punches that opponents rightly don’t fear.

The biggest concern for me seems to be a complete lack of understanding of how the fight is going? Ive never seen him bite down and try to turn a close fight in his favour. I don’t know if it’s boxing IQ or an ego thing where he thinks what he’s doing is clearly enough to win, but he’ll continue to lose these types of fights unless he’s honest with himself.
I think honesty from him, and from Peter, is a big thing.

They need to be honest about his abilities, pick fights he is ready for, and try to work on his, many, failings. Otherwise we will just see the same cycle repeated again and again until there is no more value left in the Fury name and they stop getting dates.