Hughie Fury Hopes Pulev Leads To AJ
Hughie Fury feels that not only is a “no brainer” to face Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria on October 27th, but a win would lead him to a showdown against Anthony Joshua.
“People might look at me and ask ‘what is he thinking fighting over there,” Fury told reporters at a press conference. “It’s such a risk’, but that’s not how I see it. For me this is a massive opportunity and I plan to make the most of it.
“A couple of guys in the division have ducked Pulev and that tells you that he’s a dangerous opponent. Listen, I’m prepared to fight anyone, anywhere in the world and these are the fights that I want. I want big fights and I want to take over the heavyweight division. That’s what I believe I can do.”
He added: “Fighting outside of the UK doesn’t bother me. At the end of the day there are only two people in the ring, so it doesn’t matter where the fight is taking place. There’s no pressure on my side. If anything, there’s more pressure for him to perform in his own back yard.
“In my last fight against (Sam) Sexton I didn’t get out of second gear. This time fans will see a different Hughie Fury. To all my fans who have supported me from day one, on October 27th you are going to see a spectacular performance and it will be a brilliant night to remember.”
On a potential fight with Joshua or his September 22nd opponent, Alexander Povetkin, Fury said: “Joshua will come through Povetkin and that’s the fight that I’m destined for. That’s the fight that I want, and I will grab it with both hands. For now, I’m just concentrating on the fight with Pulev and the rest will take care of itself.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene