What's happening with Hughie Fury?

Yaboo

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Been found out at the top level. Probably still licking his wounds.
 
currently IBF#14.

Personally, I would have a comeback fight against Christian Hammer (WBO#12) or Francesco Pianeta.
Then chase Trevor Bryan for the WBA 'Interim' Title or Manuel Charr for the WBA 'Regular' Title.

Its tough because I doubt Peter will send him to the US without him being able to go also...
 
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Yaboo

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currently IBF#14.

Personally, I would have a comeback fight against Christian Hammer (WBO#12) or Francesco Pianeta.
Then chase Trevor Bryan for the WBA 'Interim' Title or Manuel Charr for the WBA 'Regular' Title.

Its tough because I doubt Peter will send him to the US without him being able to go also...

Perhaps he could fight David Price. All those years after his cousin ducked Price we could finally see Price Vs Fury?
 
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Ater his two losses, it's difficult to see 1) who would want to invest the money to get him among the world's best heavyweights again and 2) who would want to bring him in as an opponent for their own fighter.

Hughie vacated the British title, which would have at least guaranteed him a fight in the near future. I see him possibly sitting out all of 2019, or maybe making a low-key return towards the end of the year.
 
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Yaboo

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Ater his two losses, it's difficult to see 1) who would want to invest the money to get him among the world's best heavyweights again and 2) who would want to bring him in as an opponent for their own fighter.

Hughie vacated the British title, which would have at least guaranteed him a fight in the near future. I see him possibly sitting out all of 2019, or maybe making a low-key return towards the end of the year.
Bit of a fall to earth for the lad who once claimed he would be the youngest heavyweight champion of all time.
 
Ater his two losses, it's difficult to see 1) who would want to invest the money to get him among the world's best heavyweights again and 2) who would want to bring him in as an opponent for their own fighter.

Hughie vacated the British title, which would have at least guaranteed him a fight in the near future. I see him possibly sitting out all of 2019, or maybe making a low-key return towards the end of the year.
I also suspect a very low key return later this year. So much natural talent and yet can't throw a left hook. It's a strange one. He's whole career has been blighted by inactivity and the trend is continuing.
 
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Who gives a fuck he is absolutely shocking, wouldnt mind seeing him against David Price though lol
 

DB Cooper

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Thought he was overrated from the first time I saw him. But surely at only 24 it isn't too late to improve his repertoire. A world class trainer with a different approach wouldn't do him any harm.
 
Ater his two losses, it's difficult to see 1) who would want to invest the money to get him among the world's best heavyweights again and 2) who would want to bring him in as an opponent for their own fighter.

Hughie vacated the British title, which would have at least guaranteed him a fight in the near future. I see him possibly sitting out all of 2019, or maybe making a low-key return towards the end of the year.
Will Hughie continue to work with Hennesey? Will Hennesey continue to back Hughie?

Could Warren and BT work with Hughie again?
Could Haymon and ITV work with Hughie?
I am sure Hearn would work with Hughie and put him in amongst his HW stable.

There are options out there but which way is he likely to go?
 
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Will Hughie continue to work with Hennesey? Will Hennesey continue to back Hughie?

Could Warren and BT work with Hughie again?
Could Haymon and ITV work with Hughie?
I am sure Hearn would work with Hughie and put him in amongst his HW stable.

There are options out there but which way is he likely to go?
It seems like Hennessy is winding down. He only has three boxers on his books -- Hughie, Savannah Marshall and Yusuf Safa -- and, instead of staging his own shows, I could see him going with only a managerial role from now on. As for a new promoter, who knows? He has attributes that make him an enticing signing (he's a name, a heavyweight, at least European level), but also aspects that can be off-putting (not a TV-friendly style, doesn't sell tickets, unconvincing at world level so far).
 

sosolid4u09

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Humbling lesson for the arrogant and delusional Fury camp. Hughie needs to rebuild if he wants to make it at the top level.

I feel he is too weak physically. If you're gonna have the style he does, you need to also be physically imposing or at least strong enough to stop someone walking you down and roughing you up. This is the heavyweight division. Maybe spend 6 months working specifically on his body and core strength. And then rebuild his boxing in his new frame.
 
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I just think he doesn't have it, and that he and his team must be beginning to realise that. At top level sport it is not enough to have some of the important attributes in place, you need several if not most if not all in place. And Hughie simply doesn't. A low key return, then a couple of building fights, then either a loss and tailing off into obscurity, or avoiding the loss (through avoiding dangerous fighters) and then simply tailing off into obscurity. I can't see him beating anyone whom the viewing public would be excited to see him beat. So where's the money going to come from to sustain his presence around the top? I can't see it.
 
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I wouldn't say he was exposed. He never looked in trouble against Parker or Pulev and was competitive in both fights, with many having him winning against Parker. But as someone mentions above, there is definitely something missing. During the Pulev fight I was shocked at the way Hughie carried on doing exactly the same things which weren't working. For instance, Hughie was looping nearly every right hand he threw and Pulev was simply moving inside it every single time. The obvious answer was to shorten the right and throw it straight, but it never happened. Also Hughie didn't throw a single left hook the whole 12 rounds which is utterly bizarre. I've been around boxing for decades and yet Hughie Fury just mystifies me. Undoubted talent but something's wrong and I can't work out what it is.
 
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At his age he has plenty of time on his side. It'd be fuckin stupid to completely write him off as in 5 years time he still won't even be 30 and the heavyweight landscape could be very different. I don't got much interest in him though. Rarely fights and it seems it's even rarer for him to fight live bodies.