Hughie Fury is working towards another world heavyweight title fight, says Peter Fury
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 07/05/18 11:59am
Hughie Fury will work towards another world heavyweight title fight if he takes the British belt from Sam Sexton, says his father and trainer Peter Fury.
The 23-year-old was bitterly disappointed with the scoring of his points defeat to Joseph Parker in the WBO title fight last September and returns to the ring this Saturday to challenge British champion Sexton in Bolton.
Peter Fury is plotting his son's route back to the top level, starting with the Sexton fight, and wants to earn a mandatory shot at one of the major titles, which are currently held by unified champion Anthony Joshua and WBC king Deontay Wilder.
"If these fights become available, we'll always take them," said Fury. "Safe to say, he'd fight for a world title tomorrow if it was available.
"This is not about business or blagging people to get your face on the internet. It's about winning and proving you're the best. If Hughie can take meaningful fights, that's all we want.
"God willing we get through this fight and he's going to have three this year. He'll be in a world level fight by the end of the year and hopefully we'll force our way back to a mandatory position."
In his months away from the ring, Fury has been adding more spite to his punches, as he prepares to take on the experienced Sexton.
"It's fair to say his power has grown," said Peter Fury. "He's holding a lot more in his hands these days. It'll be nice to see some improvements when he gets in there on Saturday."