Hughie Fury makes winning start

  • Last Updated: March 24 2013, 21:19 GMT

Hughie Fury - cousin of heavyweight world title hopeful Tyson Fury - made a quickfire winning start in his professional debut.

Keeping it in the family: Tyson (l) and Hughie Fury
Keeping it in the family: Tyson (l) and Hughie Fury

The 18-year-old from Stockport stopped cruiserweight David Whittom, 34, with a stinging right hand in the second-round of their clash in the Canadian city of Montreal.

Tyson was an interested spectator at ringside to see his 6ft 6in relation power to victory as he made his height and reach advantage count.

Top of the bill saw light-heavyweight Adonis Stevenson stop Darnell Boone in the sixth round, avenging the loss he had suffered to Boone in April 2010.

Stevenson is now expected to challenge Chad Dawson for the

WBC light-heavyweight world title in the summer.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury insists that he is the last hope for British boxing.

Fury, who will have an opportunity to back his statement when he fights against Steve Cunningham next month, said that of the four British heavyweights currently competing, he was possibly the best prospect.

"In the UK it comes down to the final four, which really comes down to one," Fury told Boxing Scene.

"You have David Price, David Haye, Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury."

David Price already faltered at the first hurdle, when he lost to American veteran Tony Thompson earlier this year.

David Haye lost his unification bout against Wladimir Klitschko in 2011, Dereck Chisora has already lost bouts against Vitali Klitschko, David Haye and Fury himself. Chisora has lost four of his last five heavyweight bouts.

"David Haye doesn't want to fight anyone. Dereck Chisora has turned girly," claimed the British fighter.

"That just leaves Tyson Fury as the last man standing and I'm okay with that.

"I'm taking the bull by the horns and crossing the pond. I'm ready to conquer the heavyweight division."


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