Date: 25th September 2017 at 5:38pm
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It?s the general consensus of opinion that when you take on a world champion, for his belt, you have to do something special.

You not only have to beat the champion but you have to put in a special performance, a performance that catches the eye of the judges.

Many-a-time I?ve seen fights where the challenger believes they?ve done enough to get the verdict but end up with a loss on their professional record.

Saturday, at the Manchester Arena was no different.

Come the end of the twelve-round bout, Hughie Fury clearly thought he?d done enough to take the title, claiming in his interview afterwards,

‘I thought I’d done enough. There are no words. At the end of the day they are ruining people’s dreams.

‘I don’t know what the judge was seeing – he kept missing. Devastating. Judges like that shouldn’t be there.’

But that?s not how the majority saw it, you were too cautious Hughie, you never took the fight to Parker, never totally dominated him and made him look average, to be honest, when you had the chance to go for broke, you didn?t deliver, that is the hard fact from Saturday night I?m afraid.