Peter Fury: "Shane McPhilbin’s a good test for Hughie"
Doghouse Boxing
Doghouse Boxing's Home Page On The Ropes Radio - Home Page Dog Pound Message Boards Boxing Interviews Today's Boxing Press Archives by Chee Team Contact & Advertising Info
Peter Fury: "Shane McPhilbin’s a good test for Hughie"
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (Aug 20, 2013)

Hughie Lewis Fury
-Hughie Lewis Fury-
Click here for Official Home Page for
London (20 August) Peter Fury wants "tough kids that will throw punches back" for young heavyweight star Hughie Lewis Fury and sees "quality fighter" Shane McPhilbin as the perfect test.  

Ahead of Hughie's clash, his father and trainer, Peter, hopes the former British cruiserweight champion, McPhilbin, will give him a hard fight on the Kid Galahad undercard, at the Magna Centre, Rotherham, September 14th, live on Channel 5 from 8pm, to aid the teenager's progression.  

“The better McPhilbin has prepared the better for us, because I want Hughie in difficult fights,” Peter said.   

“I don’t want any padded records, we want tough kids that will throw punches back, as these are the types of fights where he’s going to learn and develop."

McPhilbin, 27, is the first British fighter Hughie has faced and represents the first big step up in the 18-year-old heavyweight’s career to date.  

Boasting a professional record of eight wins with five knockouts, the former British cruiserweight champion has fought and knocked down the likes of Enzo Maccarinelli and poses a big threat.  

“It’s an upper level – he’s upping his game and McPhilbin’s a good test for Hughie, so it should be a good night of boxing,” Peter said.  

“McPhilbin’s not going to be easy and this is what we want Hughie to learn.  

“Hughie’s got power – his power is not in question – but I want him to learn how to survive, how to not get frustrated and how to stick to his game plan.  

“What we need is rounds upon rounds upon rounds, the more McPhilbin can take him.  

“Experience is only gained when you’re in there with a quality fighter and McPhilbin is a quality fighter.”  

Hughie outpointed Moses Matovu in his last contest and is aiming to improve his record to nine straight victories since his debut in March.  

The 6’7” Hughie is in Belgium helping his cousin Tyson Fury prepare for his September 28th showdown with David Haye at the Phones 4 U Arena Manchester.  

Aiming at beating Mike Tyson's infamous record of becoming the youngest world heavyweight champion, Hughie is fully focussed on his latest test.  

Also supporting Galahad at Magna will be middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jr in his 11th professional contest, with an undercard featuring a whole host of local talent.  

      Ticket Information  

Tickets for September 14th are priced from £30 and are available to purchase from the following box offices:  

Hennessy Sports box office 01925 755 222 and online at

Ticketline by calling 0844 888 4402 and online at

Available soon at Ticketmaster

WATCH DOG with Johnny Benz on Doghouse Boxing...
More Video Interviews from Today (or very recent):

Manny Pacquiao calls out Floyd Mayweather
"Floyd Mayweather Jr. offered Manny Pacquiao $40 Million"
Watch Now: Chael Sonnen's smashes Shogun Rua
UFC Predictions: Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen Card JB
Joe Lauzon UFC Fight Night Vlog: Episode 2
Deontay Wilder behind the scenes
Abner Mares Exclusive: Deep into training
Floyd Mayweather Sr. - Calm Before the Storm: "The One"
Zab Judah On Floyd's training, Canelo, Adrien Broner
Daquan Arnett speaks on his bond w/ Errol Spence
Roger Mayweather Q&A - On Floyd showing him love

Thank you for using the New

© Copyright / All Rights reserved: Doghouse Boxing Inc. 1998-2013