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Hughie eager to unleash his fury in fight for glory

 

By David Kelly

Hughie Fury is determined to emulate his cousin Tyson and claim a version of the world heavyweight title by dethroning Joseph Parker in Manchester tonight.

Despite his relative inexperience the 23-year-old is in bullish mood ahead of his clash with the New Zealander, who claimed the vacant WBO belt in December two months after Tyson relinquished it due to medical reasons.

The fight represents by far the biggest test of Fury's career having reeled off 20 straight wins over relatively modest opposition, but it is a chance he believes he will seize in some style.

"I'm going to give the greatest performance of my life and bring home the title," insisted Fury.

The 25-year-old Parker has mixed in marginally better company but hardly enthralled in either of his previous two title bouts against Andy Ruiz Jr, from whom he won the title, and Romanian Razvan Cojanu in May.

Parker insists his willingness to fight Fury on his home turf is meant to make a major international statement.

"I feel it is important to come here and make a statement, and there is no better way than by fighting a young, hungry fighter who wants to be a champion."

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