Fury and Hunter’s heavyweight playoff collapsed


The heavyweight qualifying match between ex-contenders for the WBO world title Michael Hunter (20-1-2, 14 KOs) from the USA and Hughie Fury (26-3, 15 KOs) broke down: the Briton fell ill. Thus, the show on July 2 in Manchester (England) will not take place.

Huey’s father, Peter Fury, apologized to Hunter: “On behalf of myself and my son, we apologize to the fans, but most of all to Michael and his team, because, like us, they went through a difficult camp, and this news is the last thing they want hear people in boxing.”

“Huey fought the disease, but physically broke down. So we are looking forward to the postponement of the fight, as it is a great fight. Once again, we apologize to everyone involved, but health comes first in boxing,” said Peter.

What kind of illness happened to Huey is not reported.

Winning either would have qualified the fighter for the “regular” WBA title held by Daniel Dubois.

Hunter: Knock out all the Furies, one by one!

In 2017, both of them lost their title attempts: in April, Hunter unanimously lost to Oleksandr Usyk, and in September, Fury lost by majority decision to Joseph Parker.

Last fall, Huey gave Hammer an early lead: the fans were very lucky. In January, Fury wanted a fight with Chisora.

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