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Anthony Joshua versus Hughie Fury boxing match unlikely

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IBF heavyweight Anthorny Joshua

Talks of staging Anthony Joshua versus Hughie Fury Heavy Weight Boxing match continues with the prospects of success and failure in balance.

Earlier this year Anthony Joshua won the IBF heavyweight title formerly held by Tyson Fury, the WBA and WBO champion and the cousin of Hughie.

Tyson is trained by Hughie’s father Peter Fury. The younger Fury would be an appealing challenger for Joshua’s title. Hughie, only 22 years old, has complied a 20-0 (10) record.

His last outing was beating Fred Kassi on a technical decision. Hughie was due to box on the Fury-Klitschko undercard on October 29, also at the Manchester Arena, but his opponent Andy Ruiz withdrew this week.

The most likely opponent for Anthony on November 26 is probably his mandatory challenger, New Zealand’s Joseph Parker. Former world champion Bermane Stiverne was in the frame but appears set for a WBC title eliminator against Alexander Povetkin.

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