Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury took his professional record to 12-0, 7 KOs when he stopped Georgian David Gegeshidze in the 4th round at the City Academy Sports Centre in Bristol on Friday night.
Fury, 19, who already has two fights lined up in the next two weeks on his fast track heavyweight crash course, looked to get a nick on his left eyelid in round three of this fight, which looked like a clash of heads. Hopefully it will heal in time to fight next week in Kent.
Gegeshidze, 32, came and give it a good go and took the fight to young Fury, but the 6′ 6″ Mancunian was calm and calculating and after a few feeling out rounds started to connect more often and with more substance and took the fight out of Gegeshidze.
Fury stepped up the pace in the fourth and began to put the pressure on his opponent, hurting him, Fury went in for the finish, enough for the referee to stop the fight at 2:14 of the round.
It’s another learning curve for Fury, these regular fights can only benefit his progress. It is a pleasure to see a fighter, rain, sleet or snow getting in there week in week out and delivering a win. Fury’s opponents are nothing special at this stage and rightly so, he is learning his profession the correct way, but when he steps up the opposition you feel Fury will step up the gears.
Post fight Interview with Hughie Fury
interview by Nigel Turner