Hughie Fury

Sam Sexton vs. Hughie Fury l Fight News, Analysis, Videos and Prediction

A battle of the giants takes place this weekend with Sam Sexton laying his British heavyweight title on the line against the intriguing figure of Hughie Fury. This main event is scheduled for Saturday 12th May in Bolton.

Sexton (24-3-0) is defending his belt for the first time since claiming the vacant title in October 2017. His opponent on the night was compatriot Gary Cornish with whom he went the full 12 rounds to earn a unanimous decision. On Saturday the Suffolk fighter will be up against a competitor who is arguable a few rungs above the likes of Cornish and other domestic level boxers. This is the champion’s shot at breaking into the top tier of fighters in the heavyweight division.

Hughie Fury (20-1-0) was last seen in action in September 2017 when he lost a narrow decision to then world champion, Joseph Parker of New Zealand. Since then, Parker advanced to fight Anthony Joshua for a bigger purse in front of a larger crowd, but ultimately came up short. Fury has gone on record to say he will take Sexton to the cleaners and has Joshua locked in his sights. If his boxing ability lives up to his ambition by beating Sexton, then not only can he add a strap to his credentials but also correct his broken trajectory to face the undisputed champion of heavyweight boxing.


Let’s assess both boxers’ form by reviewing their recent fight records.


Sam Sexton form and fight record





Gary Cornish Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh W UD
Hari Miles The Halls, Norwich W TKO
Peter Erdos The Halls, Norwich W TKO
Tomas Mrazek The Halls, Norwich W PTS
Kamil Sokolowski* The Halls, Norwich W PTS

Sexton has won nine fights on the bounce, three of which have finished by KO/TKO. On paper Sexton’s resume is admirable for a man in his position, although his list of conquests are hardly household names. Having lost only three fights in a 15-year long career many will argue that he deserves credit for sustaining 24 wins. On the other side of the coin, his three defeats have been at the hands of fighters who Hughie Fury would go in as favourite to beat: David Price and twice to Derek Chisora.


Hughie Fury form and fight record





Joseph Parker Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester L MD
Fred Kassi* Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick W TD
Dominick Guinn* Wembley Arena, Wembley W PTS
Larry Olubamiwo Westcroft Leisure Centre, Carshalton W TKO
Emilio Ezequiel Zarate City Academy Sports Centre, Bristol W KO

In contrast to the elongated fight career of Sam Sexton Hughie Fury has fast-tracked his way to 20 wins in just five years. The young Mancunian fighter has perhaps had a leg-up with guidance from cousin Tyson Fury in strengthening his position as a top contender, although those who have watched him fight will know his talent can speak for itself. Fury’s one loss against world champion Josef Parker spoils an otherwise perfect professional record. In his last five fights he has earned victories by way of both stoppage and decision. He boats a 50% knockout ratio.

Sam Sexton vs. Hughie Fury odds and prediction

We can appreciate the motivation behind Sexton’s campaign to test his skills against Britain’s best but in this encounter, we feel he will be outboxed by the unorthodox Fury, who edges him on youth and reach advantage. Fury has been in the ring with guys who hit harder and move slicker than Sexton and knowing how to control a fight to the final bell he will be crafty in evading Sexton’s attack. The fight has 12 rounds written all over it but as a neutral we hope one or both fighters will go for glory and win by knockout.


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Full fight card

Other fights featuring on the Sam Sexton vs Hughie Fury card in Bolton are:

Anthony Cacace against former world title contender Joseph Laryea in a Final Eliminator for the Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title; Leeds starlet Reece Cartwright defends his IBF Youth World Middleweight Championship; Peter McDonagh competes in a 10-round international super-featherweight contest; Double Olympian superstar Savannah Marshall, who is a double Olympian makes her UK debut; unbeaten Yusuf Safa and super-lightweights Reece MacMillan and John Dring will be present will also be present.

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