Hughie Fury: "Allen Keeps Mentioning
My Name, Let's Get It On"
Hughie Fury says he would be open to a behind closed doors
domestic Heavyweight clash with Matchroom stablemate Dave
Allen whilst his World Title hopes have been put on hold due
to the COVID-19 outbreak as he spoke with Chris Lloyd in the
latest episode of Matchroom Boxing’s podcast ‘The Lockdown
Fury (24-3, 14 KOs) stopped the Czech Republic's Pavel Sour
in three rounds to rekindle his World Title ambitions last
time out in March, but with international travel disrupted
by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Mancunian has set
his targets closer to home.
"Dave Allen keeps mentioning my name saying he wants to
fight me and all this," said Fury. "I'm a fighting man so
let’s get it on as soon as possible. It doesn't bother me.
It's only going to be fights against English opponents at
the moment. It will be a good fight between the pair of us,
there’s no point in waiting. I have no hard feelings against
him but he’s mentioning my name so let’s get it on!"
The only defeats on Fury’s 27 fight slate came at World
level – a majority 12 round decision in a close and
controversial WBO World Title challenge to New Zealand’s
Joseph Parker in 2017, a gallant and gory 12 round points
loss to Kubrat Pulev in a IBF Final Eliminator in Sofia and
a points loss to Alexander Povetkin last summer.
At 25, Fury believes that his best years are ahead of him
and the cousin of WBC Heavyweight World Champion Tyson is
confident that there's still plenty of time left for
career-defining fights once the sporting world gets back to
"I'm 25 and still filling out. One thing I love to do is
fight and no one will ever take that away from me, I love
these challenges. We have changed a lot although you never
got to see too much in the Pavel Sour fight. When I get back
in these bigger fights that is when you will see the
difference and the changes we’ve made."
As well as discussing a potential showdown with Allen, Fury
disused his losses to Pulev and Povetkin and what he learnt
from them, overcoming his struggle with acne conglobata and