Date: 22nd June 2017 at 2:00pm
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It?s been announced that the world heavyweight contender, Hughie Fury, will make his long-awaited return to the ring on July 8th at the Copper Box Arena.

Fury, who collected the WBO Inter-Continental belt in his last fight against Fred Kassi, was due to challenge the reigning WBO heavyweight world title holder, Joseph Parker, last month in New Zealand.

No opponent has been named yet for Hughie?s comeback fight but it is a fight the unbeaten heavyweight is looking forward to with Hughie remarking to the media,

?I can?t wait to get back under the lights and do what I do best.

?I was disappointed to miss out my shot against Parker but this is boxing and injuries happen all of the time. I will get my shot at the WBO Heavyweight belt later this year and follow in the footsteps of Tyson.?

Whereas the promoter of the show, Frank Warren, added,

?Hughie is one of the best and most exciting young Heavyweight prospects in the World and I?m delighted to add him to our stacked July 8 Copper Box Arena card. He needs to get this warm-up fight out of the way before he faces Parker later in the year. I am confident that the WBO Heavyweight belt will once again be in possession of the Fury family come the end of the year.?

A bold statement there from Frank but he could be right.