Hughie Fury put in one of the best performances of his career tonight as he mounts another challenge at a world title later this year.
He mentioned after stopping Sam Sexton in round five that he expects people to duck him moving forward but that he will force himself into a shot again through being a mandatory challenger.
After the fight his promoter also mentioned that although they won the British heavyweight title – that they will likely vacate it next up in a bid for going after a world title once again.
Here’s some of the post-fight reaction so far from the boxing world:
This new exciting Hughie Fury they’ve been promising ? ?
— TheBoxingJunkie (@BetOnBoxing911) May 12, 2018
?? Wasn’t the most inspiring first four rounds, but Hughie Fury gets the job done with a good fifth-round stoppage of Sam Sexton. He’s now British champion and mandatory to Commonwealth champion Joe Joyce.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 12, 2018
Hughie Fury is the new British heavyweight champion with a 5th round stoppage win over Sam Sexton! Great performance from Fury ? #TWBW
— World Boxing Wall (@WorldBoxingWall) May 12, 2018
Shades of Ali there from Hughie Fury. Best performance I’ve ever seen from him ?
— Craige Brooks (@CraigeB_87) May 12, 2018
Well done Hughie Fury! Sat on his punches better tonight and let that right hand go!
— Boxing Legends TV (@BoxingLegendsTV) May 12, 2018
Stunning performance from Hughie tonight looked so relaxed in there tuming and accuracy
— Neil Davey (@neildavey86) May 12, 2018
Do you feel Fury wins or loses against those two fighters @KuganCassius
— Jay (@1986Jay_Jay) May 12, 2018