Hughie Fury vs. Danny Hughes: Fight Time, Date, TV Info, Preview and More

Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2014

The referee stops the fight between Hughie Fury, left, and Alex Rozman in a heavyweight boxing match, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. Fury won by TKO in the first round. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Mancunian teenage talent Hughie Lewis Fury takes on his next challenge in the professional ranks as he squares off against Sunderland's Danny Boy Hughes.

The fight will take place at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday night, April 12. 

Doors open at the Olympic Park venue at 5 p.m. (BST).

The boxing is due to be shown on BoxNation, along with other fights from the Copper Box card. 

The 19-year-old cousin of heavyweight star Tyson Fury has turned many heads in recent months, and a fight against Hughes will truly test his pedigree and potential.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09:  Danny Hughes of Sunderland bleeds from a cut after being hit by Michael Sprott of Reading during the Prizefighter Heavyweights IV Final at York Hall on October 9, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty
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Key Storylines 

How Good Is Fury?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15:  Hughie Fury in action with Matthew Greer during their International Heavyweight bout at The Copper Box on February 15, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Everybody knows about Tyson Fury and the larger-than-life reputation that comes with his bravado and ring persona.

But it has been his young cousin who has been making a big noise in 2014.

The Stockport-born teenager is already ranked as the No. 11 heavyweight in the country as he shoots up the charts, per BoxRec.

He has a perfect record of 13 wins from 13 contests, with eight knockouts to his name.

Fury recently fought at the Copper Box in February, where he stopped Matthew Greer in just two rounds. 

The youngster had Greer on the floor on three occasions in the final round to comprehensively take the victory.

Fury is rightfully rated as one of the great talents in boxing at the moment, and he seems to be only moments away from making an impact internationally. 

Hughes will give the inexperienced fighter some vital ring time and competition, but a shock is unlikely. 

Hughes has the ability to test any opponent, but to face a hot talent like Fury might be too much for him. 


Can Hughes Match the Talent of Fury?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  Danny Hughes hits the ropes during his Semi Final bout of The Prizefighter Series, The Heavyweights III at the Exel on October 2, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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At 6'5" tall, Hughes cuts an imposing figure.

The Sunderland fighter has a record of 12 wins, two losses and two defeats, per BoxRec, and will be looking to use this fight to collect one of domestic boxing's most prized scalps.

Hughes' manager Phil Jeffries has spoken to the press about his fighter's chances and says that the big-hitting Wearsider can win the fight.

Graeme Anderson from The Sunderland Echo reports that Jeffries said: 

Danny is really up for the fight and has been badgering me to get it on. He really fancies it – and I wouldn’t put him in there if I didn’t think he had a chance – he’s go the tools to do the job. It will be great exposure for him and it will open a lot of doors for him if he does well in it.

Hughes is on a five-fight winning streak dating back to 2011. His most recent fights against Ladislav Kovarik and Jakov Gospic ended in points wins for the boxer. 

However, Hughes is used to fighting on Tyne and Wear, and this match against Fury in London may show him to be out of his depth.

Fury is a star on the rise, and Hughes will find it impossible to keep up with a young talent who has true world-class ability. 

If Fury boxes to his full potential, then Hughes will do well to take the decision to the points card.