FURY BACK IN JULY

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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.”

Photo: AC­TION IMAGES/AN­DREW COULDRIDGE

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