Hughie Fury Signs For Loma-Campbell Undercard
Less than a week after he signed with Matchroom Boxing, Hughie Fury has signed for his first fight under the Eddie Hearn umbrella.
Fury, who has last seen fighting an aged Samuel Peter on the Khan-Dib card, will square off against former world champion Alexander Povetkin on August 31st, as a featured fight on the Vasyl Lomachenko and Luke Campbell unification card at The O2 Arena.
The Russian powerhouse (34-2, 24 KOs) remains one of the most fearsome punchers in the heavyweight division and is well known among UK fight fans following his devastating knockout of Liverpool’s David Price at the Principality Stadium in March 2018.
“I’m over the moon with this news,” said Fury in an article published by Sky Sports. “I can’t wait. These are the kind of fights I want to be in. Matchroom can get me these big names and I’m just really looking forward to it. Povetkin is a dangerous man. You can’t take anything away from that. He’s not been where he’s been for nothing. It’s a very serious fight but I’m confident of getting the win on the night.
“This fight here represents a massive opportunity. As soon as it was suggested, I said ‘yes’. Povetkin is a completely different level to my last fight and I believe his style will complement mine.”
Povetkin said: “Hughie Fury is a young, strong and challenging boxer for me to face. I am glad this fight will take place in the United Kingdom where people really love their boxing. I am anticipating an exciting fight and I look forward to returning to London next month.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I can’t quite believe this fight has been made. It’s happened very quickly. There’s a huge risk in the fight but there is also huge reward and if Hughie can beat Povetkin on August 31 he catapults himself into huge fights and immediate world title contention. It’s going to be a great fight on a great card – a huge night for British boxing.”
Report: Sky Sports