Q&A With Junior World Champion Hughie Fury
BA caught up with world junior champion, Hughie Fury, this week. Hughie is a fast rising young star in the amateur ranks and is the cousin of heavyweight sensation Tyson Fury. He is also the son of trainer, Peter Fury.
TA: Congratulations on winning your gold medal, Hughie. Can you give the fans who maybe do not follow the amateur game a bit of insight into your career so far?
HF: I've had around 50 amateur fights from age 11. I've won north west school boys 3 times, CYP's semi finals in 2010, CYP's champion 2011, ABA's 2011, tri-nations silver and 2012 World junior champion.
TA: How would you describe your style?
HF: My style of boxing is adapting and moving behind the jab. I'm good with defence, skills, and countering when they come in.
TA: Does Tyson's success in the pro ranks spur you on to become successful in your own career?
HF: Yes, Tyson and me always work together. Even when he was amateur we always were together. I want to fight pro that's always been my dream.
TA: Have you made any decisions about turning pro or staying in the unpaid ranks, for an attempt at the Rio Olympics in 2016?
HF: I'm speaking with my Dad regarding my future.
TA: Your fathers fast getting the reputation as a hard task master. Can you tell us what it is like for you working so closely with your father?
HF: I always work with my farther. We get on and there's nobody else can ever take my dads place training me. Everything achieved is with my farther.
TA: 10 years from now, where do you see yourself?
HF: I see myself in ten years ruling the world in the heavyweight division. God willing.