Hughie Fury claims British heavyweight title

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Celebration time for Hughie Fury
Celebration time for Hughie Fury

Hughie Fury won the British heavyweight title by stopping champion Sam Sexton in the fifth round at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

Fury, 23, cousin of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, turned in an impressive display five months after his controversial points defeat to New Zealand's WBO champion Joseph Parker.

Fury put his 33-year-old opponent on the canvas in the fourth round and finished it off in the fifth when the referee stopped the contest following another knock down.

"I've done everything he said tonight - this fight is dedicated to my dad," Fury said after the fight, screened live on Channel 5.

"I was confident. My body has got so much stronger. I worked on my right hand over Christmas. It was a boxing masterclass.

"I dream to be a world champion. Whoever has got those belts - I'm coming. Although I lost (to Parker), I'm coming. I'm ready to fight."

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