Hughie Fury Gets A Good Win After Team Hammer Stops The Fight

Hughie Fury gets the win after Christian Hammer suffers an injury

Hughie Fury poses at weigh-in for Christian Hammer fight
Hughie Fury

Hughie Fury gets the win after Christian Hammer suffers an injury


Former WBO heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (25-3, 14ko) is back in the ring after a long layoff against veteran Christian Hammer (26-7, 16ko) Hammer. At 34 -years old, Hammer is at a crossroads in the sport. He is one of those fighters that despite his record of losing to some top names, still has the ability to pull off an upset against Fury. Hammer has never fought for a world championship, but he is a three-time holder of the WBO European title.

Hammer has shared the ring with fighters like Tony Yoka, Luis Ortiz, Alexander Povetkin, former Hughie Fury victim Mariuz Wach and two-time heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Furthermore, he won fights that fans did not believe he would have. Examples include undefeated fighters Erkan Teper, Michael Wallisch, and Irineu Beato Costa Junior.

Of course, the entire boxing community knows the story of Fury. He is the cousin of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and that is where the comparison stops. The younger Fury does not have the same amount of success as his family member. Still, he has a solid chin and possesses a good work rate. Moreover, he has been in the ring with former world champions Samuel Peter and Joseph Parker and title contenders Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin.

Many fans felt the younger Fury got robbed against then WBO champion Parker back in 2017. Ranked #3 by the WBA and #14 by the IBF, Fury is still a live dog in the division.

THE BOXER AGAINST THE BRAWLER

Fury came out playing the role of the boxer. He immediately established the jab and right-hand down the pipe that kept landing on a Hammer who’s head was on the centerline. He was boxing well, using distance and footwork to counter at mid-range.

Fury kept going to the body whenever they were up close and found a home for the right uppercut in clinches. Hammer was the aggressor but could not find a rhythm. However, he was able to land a few good overhand rights.

Fury was in control, going into the second half of the fight. His awkwardness, switching from orthodox to southpaw, was confusing Hammer. Hammer kept getting hit with that right-hand down the pipe.

In the fifth round, Hammer got frustrated and got deducted a point for hitting on the break. Before the sixth round could start, Hammer’s corner stopped the fight due to a bicep injury, and Fury continues to keep the momentum going.

During the post-fight interview, he hinted at possibly fighting again before the year is over. He was well prepared for this fight and gave a disciplined performance. Fans are interested in what is next.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."