Fury Stops Peter Due To Shoulder Injury
In the co-main event of Amir Khan and Billy Dib’s battle in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Hughie Fury would stop former WBC world heavyweight champion Samuel Peter in the seventh round.
For Fury, this would mark his second straight win since a deflating loss to Kubrat Pulev in 2018, halting his chances to become a mandatory challenger to then unified champion Anthony Joshua.
The 38-year-old Peter returned to boxing in February going 2-1 in three attempts, with his sole loss coming at the hands of a split-decision against MAri Heredia.
Peter nearly was disqualified in the fifth round after landing obvious low blows and rabbit punches, as Fury would try to clutch at the wildly swinging ex-champion.
The fight would be called in the seventh round when Peter would claim he suffered a shoulder injury, which would be undetected by any of the broadcast cameras, and Peter would tell the referee he was unable to continue, stopping the fight.