Hughie Fury won the British heavyweight title after stopping champion Sam Sexton in the fifth round at Bolton’s Macron Stadium, Sky Sports report.

Coming off the back of a close decision defeat to New Zealander Joseph Parker last September, Fury knew nothing but a win would be enough to place him back onto the world title scene.

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Fury, 23, knocked Sexton down in the fourth and then again in the fifth, which gave the referee no other option than to stop the fight.

33-year-old Sexton did start the bout the better of the two, however, Fury’s movement improved as the fight went on and by the fourth round, Fury was dominating the clash.

WBC world champion Alexander Povetkin and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Joe Joyce have both been mentioned as possible opponents for Tyson Fury’s cousin next.

After the victory, Fury’s trainer, Peter Fury, described Hughie as an ‘uncrowned world champion’, with hopes of a future meeting with Anthony Joshua still firmly in the pairs mind set.