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Saturday 23 August 2014

Furys focused on Klitschkos

There's a new family dynasty planning to replace the Klitschkos at boxing's top table. They're the Furys.

Trained by his father Peter, who has brought on nephew Tyson, 18-year-old heavyweight Hughie Fury made short work of his opponent in his debut professional fight in Montreal last week, stopping David Whittom with a powerful right fist in the second round.

Now Hughie expects to be on the undercard of the Tyson Fury/Steve 'USS' Cunningham bout at Madison Square Garden on April 20.

Hughie is 6' 6" and Tyson is 6' 9". The Klitschkos have been warned.

"We're coming with passion for them titles," says Peter. Also on Team Fury is light middleweight Phill, nicknamed Intense (13-3).

Tyson's bout in New York will decide who fights Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KOs), ranked No1 with the IBF, to become mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's David Price is hoping to avenge his recent shock second round home town defeat in a re-match with Tony "Tiger" Thompson in July. "It's an opportunity for me to put right what happened," says Price.ppppppppppppppppppp

His last bout was a six-rounds points win against a journeyman from Hungary in Citywest in January 2011. His only bout in 2010 was an Irish lightweight title defeat. But in Essex on Friday, Oisín Fagan will be back in action.

The 39-year old Dubliner (26-8, 15 KOs) will meet ambitious 24-year old Chris Goodwin (16-2-1) from Chester.

The International Masters lightweight title that's at stake might seem meaningless to some but fitness fanatic Fagan is eager to add the belt to his CV.

Goodwin could be in for a surprise.

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