Manchester heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury took his professional record to 7-0, 5KOs with a 5th-round retirement win over Croatia’s 40-fight veteran Ivica Perkovic in Dundalk on Friday night.
Hugie, just 18-year-old, took centre ring early in the fight and dominated the action from behind his jab and worked well switching down to the body with the right hand.
Gradually Fury broke down and knocked the fight out of the 39-year-old, in the 5th round he belted Perkovic with hard right hooks to head and body, which seemed to knock the last bits of stamina reserves he was trying to sustain. At the end of the session the Croatian turned and leaned on the top rope and then slumped onto his corner, after five one sided rounds, you could see he had had enough and decided to stay on his corner.
Fury only turned pro in March after winning the Amateur Youth World Championship in 2012 and after just three months is showing swift progress. His mission of becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history remains on track.
Watch the full fight on the video above courtesy of Patrick Ward, Team Fury.
On the same card, Steve Collins Junior, the son of the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion, won his pro debut. Boxing as a cruiserweight, the 23-year-old from Dublin won a four-rounder against Stanislavs Makarenko of Latvia. Collins Jr. won via a 39-37 margin. He is set to box again at Wembley on October 25th.