Fury on Fury

Terry Dooley
31/10/2015 7:31am


“We are very close, we want the best from each other - Tyson wants the best for me and I want the best for him,” admitted Hughie Fury when discussing his older cousin and their close bond during a conversation with Boxing Monthly.

“When I spar, Tyson’s there by the side of the ring watching for mistakes and I do the same for him.”

Tyson tackles Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight title at Dusseldorf’s Esprit Arena on 28 November. The fight was rescheduled when the Ukrainian picked up a calf injury in training. The injury impacted on Hughie, too, as he features on the undercard. Hughie, though, is more nervous about his cousin’s fight.

“I can control what’s happening when I fight, but have to just watch when Tyson’s in there so I get nervous, yeah. When he fights Klitschko, I’ll be more nervous about that than my own fight. I’ll get a chance to calm down a bit then watch Tyson bring it home.”

“Tyson will shine in this fight,” answered Peter Fury, trainer of both fighters, when asked about the delay. “A lot of people freeze on the big stage, Tyson’s the opposite because he’ll revel in the atmosphere. It’s going to be an epic night - he keeps using that word himself, so that’s exactly what it will be.”

Purchase the November issue of Boxing Monthly if you want to find out more about Hughie Fury’s career and why he turned down a shot at WBC champion Deontay Wilder.