The heavyweight cousins would have to fight at some stage if Hughie ever became a challenger for Tyson’s WBC championship, but he has now said that he wouldn’t want to face his relative
Hughie Fury has said that he has no interest in fighting his cousin Tyson, despite claiming that it’s his “destiny” to become world heavyweight champion.
And should he ever want to fight for the WBC belt, Hughie would have to fight his own cousin to take the title.
However, he has now clarified comments he made on Sky Sports regarding the possiblity of a fight with Tyson, saying that he doesn’t want to face his own blood.
“I believe I will be the champion of the world. It is my destiny to be at the top. To become a world champion is all that’s in my mind,” Fury had initially said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“To become a world champion is all that’s in my mind, whoever has got a belt, I want those belts.
“I will get through this fight, get into a mandatory position, and whoever has got a belt at the time, I’ll take.”
But asked by the Manchester Evening News if he would be willing to fight Tyson for his WBC belt, Fury responded: “At the end of the day, it’s a circus act. I wouldn’t fight my cousin.”
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Hughie will face Christian Hammer in Newcastle on October 16, and is planning on building his way back to world level in his third bout since losing to Alexander Povetkin in 2019.
“I’ve been in with a lot of fighters,” he continued.” Before it was a boy against a man, I was young, very young.
“I took all these fights against experienced fighters and now I’m coming of age myself and I’m ready to put that to work.
“Once you’ve got all that experience underneath you, you can take it as a win really because you can’t buy that experience.”
A week prior to Hughie’s ring return, his cousin Tyson will finally defence his title against Deontay Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury was supposed to face Wilder on July 24, but the bout was rescheduled for October 9 when the Gypsy King and a number of members of his training team tested positive for the coronavirus.
He was initially set to fight Anthony Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, but Wilder brought forward arbitration that meant he was ordered to give a trilogy bout to the American.
He handily defeated Wilder in their February 2020 rematch, brutally stopping him in the seventh round after outboxing his rival in their first fight a year prior.
And despite the fact they had signed up to do a trilogy, the third bout could never come to fruition due to coronavirus restrictions that shut down all the appropriate venues for their July 2020 date.