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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Hughie Fury can rip British heavyweight title from Sexton

Challenger could deliver an impressive performance

Sam Sexton and Hughie Fury fight for the British heavyweight title
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British heavyweight title
Channel 5, 9pm Saturday

Hughie Fury can bounce back from the disappointment of losing a world heavyweight title fight to Joseph Parker last year by taking the belt of British champion Sam Sexton.

Team Fury felt aggrieved with the majority-decision defeat to Parker, but Hughie's cautious style hasn't done him many favours in the past. 

He must start throwing more punches and pressing the action or he risks being ignored by judges and left behind by the buzzing heavyweight scene - and he knows it. 

At just 23 and reportedly now clear of a debilitating skin condition Fury has the ability to get among the big names if he can string a few exciting performances together, and fighting Sexton should be a great way to start.

Sexton won the vacant title after 12 rounds with Gary Cornish last year. Being a 14-1 underdog seems a bit harsh as he has good conditioning and a wealth of experience having been Commonwealth champ in 2009, but he'd spent five years in the wilderness until the Cornish fight and is levels below Fury in terms of talent.

Back Fury to find a finish in rounds seven to nine.

Recommendation
H Fury rounds seven to nine
1pt 7-2 Betfred


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Team Fury felt aggrieved with the majority-decision defeat to Parker, but Hughie's cautious style hasn't done him many favours in the past
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