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Hughie Fury Set for Ring Return After Three-Year Hiatus

Former world heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (26-3, 15 KOs) is set to end his almost three-year hiatus from boxing with a return to the ring. The British boxer will face an opponent yet to be confirmed on April 20 at the Magna Centre in Rotherham, England. The event is being promoted by G.B.M. Sports and will be broadcast live on talkSPORT via YouTube.

Hughie Fury

Hughie Fury, cousin of current WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, last fought in October 2021, securing a fifth-round victory over Christian Hammer. His return to the ring comes after a period of inactivity caused by the lingering effects of long-term COVID, which had forced him to withdraw from a scheduled bout against Michael Hunter in 2022.

In 2017, Fury challenged for the WBO world heavyweight title against Joseph Parker in his hometown of Manchester, losing by a disputed majority decision. Subsequent defeats to Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin in 2018 and 2019 respectively stalled his career. However, Fury began rebuilding momentum with three consecutive victories leading up to his last fight against Hammer.

At 29 years old, Fury expressed his eagerness to get back into the ring and start rebuilding his career. Speaking to Boxing Now (formerly BBTV), he emphasized the importance of getting rounds under his belt before targeting a return to the top of the heavyweight division, both domestically and internationally.

"I have been out for just under three years, and all I am looking for is a tickover fight," Fury stated. "I don’t even want to stop whoever I fight. I want to get in there, work on my stuff and blow the cobwebs off. Then, after that, I want to get myself back to the top."

Fury also expressed his determination to repay the faith shown in him by his father and trainer, Peter Fury, and his family. He dismissed critics, asserting that their opinions do not matter to him.


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