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Hughie Fury calls for fight with Dave Allen

The heavyweight feels his best days are still to come.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Hughie Fury, the cousin of WBC and LINEAL!!!!!! heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has had a few setbacks as he’s tried to climb up the ladder in boxing, but the 25-year-old is soldiering on, and looking forward to getting back in the ring.

For now, with travel restrictions not only for himself but any potential opponent, he’s calling for a bout with Dave Allen (18-5-2, 15 KO), the popular but limited heavyweight from Doncaster.

“Dave Allen keeps mentioning my name saying he wants to fight me and all this,” Fury said on Matchroom’s Lockdown Tapes. “I’m a fighting man, so let’s get it on as soon as possible. It doesn’t bother me. It’s only going to be fights against English opponents at the moment. It will be a good fight between the pair of us, there’s no point in waiting. I have no hard feelings against him but he’s mentioning my name, so let’s get it on!”

Fury (24-3, 14 KO) is 0-3 against his best opponents — a world title bout with Joseph Parker in 2017, an eliminator with Kubrat Pulev in 2018, and Alexander Povetkin in 2019 — but he believes his best days are still ahead, and given his youth, he may be right.

“I’m 25 and still filling out,” he said. “One thing I love to do is fight and no one will ever take that away from me. I love these challenges. We have changed a lot, although you never got to see too much in the Pavel Sour fight. When I get back in these bigger fights that is when you will see the difference and the changes we’ve made.”

Fury has, in all honesty, hardly endeared himself to fight fans; not because of his personality or anything, but because of his fighting style, which has also been a major problem against the better opponents he’s faced. But he remains very young for a heavyweight, and he has gotten experience against high-level opponents, things to take back and learn from, and it’s not like these guys bowled him over or stopped him. He remains something of an intriguing name in the division, even if you don’t like watching him fight.

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