Hughie Fury has stated that he believes his fight with Joseph Parker last year was scored unfairly.
The 23-year-old stepped into the ring with Parker in September for what was a title defence for the New Zealander.
A close fight went the full twelve rounds and a majority decision by the judges handed the fight to Parker – despite many experts believing it was a fight the Stockport-born Fury had won.
The powerful heavyweight agrees:
I went in against Parker just shy of turning 23 and not having fought for nearly a year and half and in my heart I truly felt that I was the winner that night, the judges thought otherwise, but I know I should now be the world champion,
That’s all said and done now and despite the decision going against me I have to look at the positives from my performance and taking Parker the full 12-round distance, which was the first time I had gone 12 rounds, making him miss widely with his punches, using my footwork and defensive skills to make a supposed hard-hitting world champion look slow and ponderous.
That tactical boxing style that made his cousin Tyson so successful is something Hughie also seeks to demonstrate, and he will have another opportunity to do so in May when he fights Sam Sexton for the British heavyweight title.
At such a young age, it seems Fury may get another chance to claim a world title belt before long.