Fury vs Sour: Hughie Fury vows to get ‘back in mix’ for world title
Hughie Fury insists he has”fixed a great deal of issues” and has cautioned the heavyweight division of the important improvements going into 2020.
Fury fights Pavel Sour at Monaco on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Action from 7pm, aiming to rally from a decline to Alexander Povetkin.
“I have been in big fights but you’ll find a huge difference on Saturday,” Fury said. “We’ve fixed a great deal of issues. I am looking forward to getting back into the mix.
“I’m not scared to get in with anyone. It’s all about becoming better, taking the positives building and learning. They were good learning experiences.”
25, fury, has also lost a world title fight to Joseph Parker along with a final eliminator but could wrapping up a third stoppage victory of 2019 .
His opponent in the Czech Republic vowed:”I wish to make trouble for Hughie!”
Undefeated heavyweight from China, Zhilei Zhang, stated before confronting Andriy Rudenko:”I wish to flaunt what I can do in the ring. You will see Chinese power!”
Zhang is known as’Big Bang’ and contains 16 knockouts at 20 wins, along with his own promoter Dino Duva stated:”He’s been out of the ring for just a little while and has confronted unfortunate obstacles but, on Saturday, he’ll make his mark. He is a power to be reckoned with.
“With this much action from the heavyweight division right now, Zhang is going to probably be directly in the mixture. People will talk about him, trust me about that.
“Last year in Monaco, Zhang was supposed to battle Alexander Ustinov [but withdrew]. Michael Hunter is currently right in the mix for the championship and ended up battling Ustinov. On Saturday, Zhang will make up for that and be right in the mix too.
“He’s got a very good team and we’re confident this is his time.”
Off her golden is, defended by unbeaten in 35 fights, undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus .
“I want to produce an impression,” Braekhus stated. “The doorway to the Olympics was closed for women and you had to fight for a place on a tv series. What has happened lately is a pleasure to be part of.”
Her promoter Tom Loeffler added:”This really is a massive opportunity but a difficult fight. Under [promoter Eddie Hearn’s] advice, if Cecilia is successful on Saturday, there’ll be a number of the greatest fights in the history of women’s boxing next year.”
Joe Cordina, that faces Enrico Tinoco for the WBA continental super-featherweight title, said:”He has been in with good fighters – such as Devin Haney, and he stopped Jordan Gill. But I’m different course.”
The event pits Radzhab Butaev two Russians and Alexander Besputin , against each other with all the vacant WBA welterweight title on the line.