Promoter Frank Warren has just landed another one of the Fury clan, this time signing Tyson Fury’s younger brother, Tommy Fury, to a promotional deal. The 19-year-old light heavyweight is scheduled to make his professional debut on Dec. 22 in an undercard bout on the Carl Frampton vs. Josh Warrington card, which will be held in Manchester, England. Fury’s opponent has yet to be determined.
Fury had this to say about entering the professional ranks in the shadow of his big brother, Tyson:
“It’s big shoes to fill, isn’t it,” Fury, 19, said. “But sure, it’s a big name to live up to, but I don’t feel any added pressure on myself because of it. I know that I will make my own name in this sport.”
Fury only had 12 amateur bouts but had some pretty decent success in that short stint, winning some regional tournaments and making the national finals. That said, Fury mentions he’s aware there’s a big difference between the amateur and professional ranks and says he’s been sparring regularly with cousin Hughie Fury, which he expects will help him adapt. And, of course, Fury says his ultimate goal is to become a world champion.
“I want to be world champion. I think if you’re turning pro that has to be what you are aiming to achieve,” Fury said. “I don’t want to be fighting people I can easily knock over. I want to be progressed by stepping up in level every time I step into the ring. I want to be fighting someone who wants to fight me back and try and make things competitive.”
You can get your first glimpse of Fury during the Frampton-Warrington card, which will stream live on ESPN+ in the United States.