It wasn’t to be this past weekend for Hughie Fury who at 24 years of age came up short to Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria over the distance.

Pulev won a unanimous points decision in Sofia after Fury suffered a cut early on in the fight that obscured his vision.

Pulev will now be the official IBF mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua when the mandatory for the belt is next called for the champion.

Although, he might have to wait for a while if a planned Joshua vs Deontay Wilder fight were to go ahead next April as planned.

Following the fight after the weekend in Bulgaria Hughie’s trainer and father Peter had the following to say on the bout on his Twitter account: