Hughie Fury: Win Puts Me In Line For AJ
After a controversial loss to Joseph Parker, Hughie Fury is not only looking to win the British heavyweight title on May 12th in Bolton, but for a shot at Anthony Joshua.
Fury, who has only lost once in his career, feels a win against Sam Sexton on Saturday night would put him in position to face the current IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua sooner than later.
“Joshua is world champion, so you cannot take anything away from him, but I fancy that fight,” said Fury to Sky Sports. “After this, I’ll be knocking on his door soon enough, if he’s still got hold of those belts. The sooner the better for me. Hopefully it will come, get in the mandatory position, and then that fight will happen. I’m ready for that fight whenever.
“He’s never fought anyone like me. No one has ever fought anything like me. A different type of heavyweight to what you’re seeing, and you’re going to see a different Hughie Fury again on Saturday night.”
Fury is fully expecting his power to come into play, and that he’s just approaching his prime as a fighter.
“Everything is there for me, it’s just all fallen into place,” said Fury.
“I’ve got everything, and the longer he leaves it, the worse it’s going to be. I’m 23 and the older I’m getting, the more mature I’m getting. Heavyweights don’t fill out until they’re 26. I’m nowhere near my prime, but you see I’ve got the experience and everything behind me to be the world champion. When I do get them belts, my plan is to hold them for a very long time.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene