Assassin Promotions has confirmed Hughie ’Fists of’ Fury will box on their show in County Mayo on Saturday, June 8 - and his cousin Tyson Fury will be there cheering him on.
Tyson Fury is set for a world-title eliminator against Kubrat Pulev and reckons ’The Fury-ous Two’ can dominate the heavyweights after the Klitschkos retire.
Tyson said: "Hughie has got a heart, chin and comes back when he gets hit and hurt. If he gets hit, it’s like pouring petrol on a fire.
"We can be the new heavyweights - the Fury-ous Two !"
Hughie has the amateur pedigree having won the world junior championship and is on course to rub Mike Tyson out of the record books.
Mike Tyson became the youngest-ever world heavyweight champion when aged 20 years, four months and two days he ripped the WBC heavyweight title from Trevor Berbick in November, 1986.
Fury has chalked up three wins in his first eight weeks as a professional and will be only 18 years and nine months old when he boxes in County Mayo.
Fury has Irish roots and is guaranteed a noisy reception at the Breaffy House Resort.
Assassin Promotions has put together a value-for-money 16-fight bill including Irish super-middleweight champion JJ McDonagh, Anthony Cacace and former amateur star Gary Sweeney.
Kaz Evans and Charles Lane head Assassin Promotions and Evans said: "We are delighted to have Hughie on the show.
"He looks like the best young heavyweight in the world and I’m sure the Irish fans will get behind him."
May 17, 2013