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Tyson's cousin Hughie Fury turns pro

Tyson's cousin Hughie Fury turns pro

By Eurosport
Last update 08/03/2013 at 01:24 - Published on 08/03/2013 at 01:12
By Eurosport - 08/03/2013 at 01:24

Teenage heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury has signed professional terms with cousin Tyson Fury's promoters Hennessy Sports.

The 18-year-old Fury is just an inch shorter than unbeaten 6'9" giant Tyson, drawing comparisons to brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukranians who are running almost a duopoly over the world title picture at present.

Promoter Mick Hennessy said: “If Hughie can match the progress of his brother Tyson then I can see no reason why they cannot rival the Klitschkos.”

The duo are also joined in professional boxing by another cousin, Phill Fury, a 21-year-old light-middleweight whose record stands at 13-3.

Tyson is set to take on Steve Cunningham in his US debut on April 20 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, in what he hopes will be a penultimate eliminator en route to a shot at one of the Klitschkos later this year.

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