FURY BACK IN JULY
THURSDAY June 22, 2017
UNDEFEATED heavyweight Hughie Fury will make his eagerly anticipated return to the ring on Frank Warren’s July 8 show at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford.
Fury, 22, was due to challenge WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker for his belt last month in New Zealand, but was forced to pull out when he injured his back. After overcoming the disappointment of his injury, Fury is looking to make a statement on his big return.
“I can’t wait to get back under the lights and do what I do best,” he says. “I was disappointed to miss out on my shot against Parker, but this is boxing and injuries happen all of the time. I will get my shot at the WBO heavyweight belt later this year and follow in the footsteps of Tyson.”
Peter Fury, his father and trainer, says: “Hughie has recovered from the back injury that kept him out of his world title fight with Parker and he is itching to get back in the ring next month. We are treating this fight as a warm-up to the big one later this year. The division is certainly opening up with plenty of opportunities.”
RECOVERY: Fury is ready to rock after a recent setback