Via Barry Holbrook: WBA 4th ranked Hughie Fury has been ordered by the World Boxing Association to take on 2nd place rival Robert Helenius.
Hughie (26-3, 15 KOs), Tyson Fury’s cousin, is waiting to see if he will face the dangerous 6’6 ″ (31-3, 20 KOs) in a fight that will put him in not in a position to challenge for a world title against WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Hughie, 27, could also face the winner in a heavyweight title fight between ‘regular’ WBA champion Trevor Bryan and Daniel Dubois.
Beating the winner of the Bryan-Dubois fight would give Hughie the WBA sub-belt, putting him in a position to finally face Super Champion Usyk after he returns from the war in Ukraine.
“That could happen. He wants a big fight right now,” promoter Ben Shalom told Sports sky.
“He also wants the winner of the Daniel Dubois vs. Trevor Bryan. He also wants to fight Bryan against Dubois, if possible,” Shalom said.
The immense power of Robert Helenius would be an issue Hughie needed to overcome, but he could deny it.
Although Helenius, 38, has been looking pretty good lately with consecutive wins over Adam Kownacki, he was stopped in the round of 16 by the unannounced Gerald Washington in 2019.
Helenius has holes if one can get through the first round against the mighty Swedes. Hughie has improved a lot in recent skirmishes, defeating Christian Hammer, Mariusz Wach and Pavel Sour in the last three skirmishes.
Chisora doesn’t care about Hughie Fury fight
Former world heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora (32-12, 23 KOs) is not interested in going up against Hughie Fury, Shalom said. Instead, 38-year-old Chisora could play against Michael Hunter, Chisora Arreola or Dominic Breazeale.
It’s understandable why Chisora wouldn’t want to fight the massive 6’6″ Hughie, as he’s tall, solid, hard to hit and has a steel chin.
It would be similar to Chisora fighting a slightly smaller version of Tyson Fury, but with better stroke, hand speed, and maneuverability than what the WBC champion had at the time. this in his career.
Chisora has lost his last three games to Joseph Parker x 2 and Oleksandr Usyk which means he needs a win in the worst way against a super heavyweight to remain a name. possible in the tournament.
If Chisora was going to fight a top contender, it had to be someone trustworthy and, more importantly, relevant.
It won’t help Chisora face a bad guy like in his final win over David Price. That kind of opponent wouldn’t help Chisora. He needs to fight the top contenders, preferably the ones ranked in the top 10,
“We wanted him to fight Hughie Fury, but he didn’t care, “Shalom on Dereck Chisora.” Other options? Michael Hunter, Chris Arreola, possibly Dominic Breazeale. Chisora… has a lot to choose from. ”
Among them, #2 WBA, #6 WBO, #7 WBC Hunter (20-1, 2 KOs) mean the most to Chisora in terms of it being a match that can get him closes. bigger picture, maybe even, I dare. say, a world championship shot against IBF/WBA/WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.
WBC champ Tyson Fury won’t entertain the idea of fighting Chisora unless he beats one of these good heavyweights in addition to his win over Hunter:
Andy Ruiz Jr.
Given the way Chisora has shown recently in his last three matches, it would be a high order for him to beat most of those guys. Sanchez, Joyce and Ruiz Jr will be the enemies to challenge Chisora.
Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) and 42-year-old Luis Ortiz are both potential fighters for Chisora if he gets a chance to face either of them. .
Chisora promoter Eddie Hearn recently expressed interest in doing a fight between him and the 6’7″ tall Wilder, but the match is unlikely. Wilder has lost his last two fights to Tyson Fury, and now he is deciding whether or not to continue his career.