Sam Sexton vs Hughie Fury

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Sam Sexton vs Hughie Fury
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Average: 2 (1 vote)

Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Location: 
Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
Unlimited
Titles at Stake: 
BBBofC Heavyweight British Title
Referee: 
Terry O'Connor

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Fan Cards: Sam Sexton vs Hughie Fury


scorecard by EDDIE HEARN GIRL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SAM SEXTON
9
9
9
8
35
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
40


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SAM SEXTON
9
9
9
8
35
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
40


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SAM SEXTON
9
9
9
8
35
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
40


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SAM SEXTON
9
9
9
8
35
HUGHIE FURY
10
10
10
10
40


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I like this fight.

I'm sure Fury is the favourite, he's younger, got fewer losses, only the one defeat in fact, and Fury has been at this level before I think really.
Sexton has done very well to become a British champion, he's always been a good fighter at British level, he's lost a few times in British and Commonwealth title fights, to fighters like David Price and Dereck Chisora, but he's always been a live opponent, and in the Gary Cornish fight, he was able to fight for a British title against an opponent who was a step down from the Prices and Chisoras of the British boxing world, and he had the experience and motivation to get the win. I think Sexton is certainly going to come to fight, he won't have his belt taken without a fight, but I think there are levels in boxing, and I don't think he's much of a threat to Hughie Fury in terms of skill and calibre.

I don't think Hughie is as talented as his cousin, and I don't think he will ever be as good as Tyson could have been, but he is still a world level fighter, still very skilled, and can still win a world title in the future.
Even in defeat against Parker, he impressed with his boxing ability, he's a mobile fighter, and he's awkward, we know he is very good, he's already beaten Andriy Rudenko, Fred Kassi, decent fighters, especially Rudenko, but he still has a lot to prove, because no matter if you lose by split decision or early knock out, if you don't win, you don't win.
Fury will be expected to give Sexton a boxing lesson if he is going to be taken seriously as a world level contender.

Sexton's best chances of winning this fight, I would say are Fury making a terrible unlikely mistake and getting knocked out as any fighter always can, Fury being at a disadvantage, or Fury taking him lightly, not preparing for the fight properly, Sexton shouldn't be written off completely, if one fighter is better prepared, knows more tactically about the other, and maybe wants to win more, people can be surprised by how the fight turns out.
If Fury wants this win as part of his career, (part of his journey to another world title fight, and a win here is of paramount importance) and has the same desire as Sexton, is physically, mentally prepared and in a good place, I think Sexton winning is very unlikely.

All being well for Fury, I think he can make this fight simple, fairly easy really, he just has to use feet, frustrate Sexton, and just simply work consistently with a good work ethic, maintain distance, land on the counter, maybe make it an inside fight in the mid rounds if Sexton starts to fade or it is just tactically better than the sort of hit and move tactics. If Fury just does as he's told, he should win a landslide, he doesn't have to stop Sexton, if the stoppage comes, it comes, but I think Fury can make this fight easy.
Sexton will try his best, give it every last breath, he might have his moments, but when you are simply levels below your opponent, if your opponent has the desire to win like you do, then sometimes there is nothing you can do, nothing your corner can really tell you, and you just have to gamble, go for broke, try your best to drag your opponent into the trenches, I think Sexton will try, but I don't think he has the capability to win this fight, but trying your best, but losing to the better fighter on the night, no shame in that at all.

I think Fury wins this one by a shutout or close to it.
If this goes the distance, some people might question whether or not guys like Sexton should be going 12 against a world level fighter, big puncher, or not, but I think what is important is winning, and winning well, especially for a fighter who doesn't punch hard, then again, Fury might be criticised for the reason that Dereck Chisora isn't a big puncher, and he has stopped Sexton twice.

Champion97's picture

What a performance from Hughie Fury!
That was the best I've ever seen from Fury, he has improved a lot, and still is improving I think. Sexton tried his best, but was nowhere near good enough, he needed mistakes from Fury, Fury didn't slip up, and the movement of Fury, the jab, Fury's control of the distance, was what made it impossible for Sexton to have success. Fury did a great job of digging down that right hand to the body, he landed it a few times, and it took a lot out of Sexton, and Fury did a good job of tying up, smothering Sexton's attacks whenever Sexton tried to work on the inside (which didn't happen often), but I think what was most impressive from Fury, was what I think was a good working jab, every time he landed it, it would always set up the right hand, he threw two, three punch combinations based off the jab, and controlled the range, and the right hand follow up, that was a strong punch, even when blocked, you could see the impact, and that right hand split through Sexton's guard a few times. I think Sexton started to take more risks in round 4, but instead of letting him bully him at all, Fury was patient, caught him coming in, with accuracy, and method. That last shot was brilliant from Fury, great set up, Sexton came forward, I think Fury feinted with the left, Sexton was already coming forward, he slipped to his left, and got drawn onto that right hand, and it completely finished him. No question that the fight was stopped at exactly the right time.

I think Fury might be the most underrated heavyweight on the planet, he isn't just Tyson's cousin, he is his own fighter, and he is doing very well irrelevant to Tyson. I think as l9ng as Fury stays consistent, if he steps up, and can box and dominate like that at a higher level, then he is right in the mix at the top of the division, and should be considered a threat, even to Joshua and Wilder.