Hughie Fury vs. Chris Arreola in preparation Boxing News 24
Through Guillaume Lloyd: WBA heavyweight contender No.4 Hughie Fury could then face former two-time world title challenger Chris Arreola. Hughie needs a solid win over a top contender to put him in a position to fight for a world title against IBF / WBA / WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua if he recovers his titles early in the season. next year.
Arreola (38-7-1, 33 KOs) is a good option for the 6’6 â³ Fury to keep him busy before facing former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker or Dereck Chisora. Hughie has to look good defeating Arreola for him to have a chance to fight the winner of the Parker vs.Chisora ââ2 bout.
For Hughie, he can’t afford to spoil the whole night by holding on and using his pull-back style. Fans want to be entertained, and at times Hughie’s fights can be quite boring due to his run and outfit.
Parker fights Chisora âânext month on December 18th, and Hughie would be a great option for the winner of this contest.
Management of Hughie, 27 (26-3, 15 KOs), wants to offer him a renowned American heavyweight for his next fight after his recent fifth round victory over Christian Hammer on October 16.
Arreola comes off a 12-round unanimous decision loss to former IBF / WBA / WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. on May 1 in Carson, Calif. ‘The Nightmare’ Arreola dropped Ruiz Jr. in the second round and was competitive throughout the fight.
Hughie lost to former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in September 2017 by a 12-round majority decision in a winnable bout in Manchester, England.
A year later, Hughie was defeated by Kubrat Pulev by a 12-round unanimous decision in Sofia, Bulgaria in a world title eliminator.
In 2019 in a WBA title eliminator, Hughie tasted defeat for the third time, losing to Alexander Povetkin by a 12-round unanimous decision.
After that loss, many boxing fans thought that Hughie was done and would never be able to put his ticket into a title eliminator again, but he’s getting close again.
If Hughie defeats Arreola and then the winner of the Parker v Chisora ââII fight, he has a chance of becoming mandatory for the WBA title, which Oleksandr Usyk currently holds. Still, it could soon return to Anthony Joshua’s hands.
âPeter Fury wants Arreola, and we think it’s a big fight,â promoter Ben Shalom told Air sports.
âArreola played really well against Andy Ruiz Jr. We think it’s time for Hughie to step up after an impressive win over Hammer. There are a lot of potential opponents jostling each other.
âWe have an eye on Derek Chisora âânext year for Hughie. Hughie is just circling the top 10 in the world. He’s waiting to fight any of them. He would fight Dillian Whyte; he would fight Chisora; he would fight Joseph Parker again. He thinks he has Parker’s number.
Former 37-year-old world title challenger Chisora ââwould be a good salary for Hughie, but he has to aim higher than that if he is to fight for a world title.
Chisora ââlooked pretty washed out in his last fight against Parker, and he will likely lose to the New Zealander in their rematch on December 18.
Hughie didn’t look like he had Parker’s number in their fight four years ago in 2017. On the contrary, Hughie spent most of the fight clinching and moving to avoid being hit by Parker. , making the contest boring.
The way Hughie fought, he looked scared of Parker, and he didn’t even do enough to get close to beating him. This writer made Parker win 11 rounds to 1 against Hughie, and you would be very generous to give him two rounds.