clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Hughie Fury offered fight with Deontay Wilder

If he accepts, the 20-year-old Englishman will face Wilder on September 26th at a location to be determined

Mike Stobe/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Early next year, unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder will presumably face the toughest test of his career: mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. He's expected to have a fight beforehand, which Chris Arreola was a leading candidate for before his tepid draw against Fred Kassi and which is presumably scheduled for September 26th.

We might know his opponent now. You're not going to like it.

Before you get too upset, though, the elder Fury is not happy with the time allotted for preparation.

There's hope yet.

Peter, their father and trainer, would most likely prefer to have Hughie appear on the undercard of the October clash between Tyson and Wladimir Klitschko, and said as much after the above announcement.

Briggs may be over the hill, but he's a reasonable opponent for Hughie (16-0, 8 KO). Wilder is not. We can only hope that cooler heads will prevail.

Wait, what am I saying? This is boxing.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook