Hughie Fury really announced himself back into the heavyweight title mix tonight as the young man from Manchester put in a dominant performance on the back foot against Sam Sexton.
The former world title challenger looked an improved fighter once again in a spectacular performance.
The fifth round was enough to see the bout waved off and saw Fury capture the heavyweight title of Britain.
Following the fight Hughie said:
“All credit goes to this man here (pointing at his father and trainer Peter Fury). As soon as the Joseph Parker fight was over he told me to go straight back in the gym.”
“I’ve done everything he said. I’d like to dedicate this fight to me dad. I love him to death. I knew Sam Sexton was going to give it his all tonight because this was his last chance. And he did. He came in shape.”
“I was confident tonight. I worked on me right hand over Christmas and that’s what I done tonight. It was a masterclass.”
Hughie Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy praised his fighter’s performance afterwards and added that a world title challenge will soon again be on the horizon.
Fury at this time is 23 years old and improved his professional record to 21-1-11KO.