Remember how instead of the promised "world-ranked opponent," Hughie Fury was set to face Nagy Aguilera this Saturday? Ha ha just kidding it's Dominick Guinn. Aguilera was forced to withdraw due to injury, giving "The Southern Disaster" a crack at Fury on a week's notice.
The two will serve as the co-feature for Saturday's BBBofC title bout between champion Nick Blackwell and challenger Chris Eubank Jr at Wembley.
Guinn (35-10-1, 25 KO) has dropped four of his last six, never winning more than two rounds apiece in unanimous decision losses to Kubrat Pulev, Amir Mansour, Denis Boytsov, and Tomasz Adamek. In February of 2015, Guinn ended an eighteen-month hiatus with a knockout of 8-28 Donnie Davis in a four-rounder. He's not fought since.
I get that they didn't have much time to get a real opponent and that Guinn has never been stopped, but really? At least it gave us Hennessy's delightful attempt to spin this into a real fight, describing Guinn as "seasoned" and insisting that he "continues to ply his trade at a good level." That's one good thing out of this mess.