Hughie Fury has received a warning from his former training partner Cassius Chaney, who wants to overtake him in the flourishing heavyweight scene.
Chaney, who racked up an unblemished record of 21 wins with 14 knockouts, is now aiming for Fury, who meets Christian Hammer in Newcastle on Saturday, live on Air sports.
Fury, who is still only 27 years old despite his wealth of experience, aims to re-enter the world title picture with an outright victory on Saturday.
Chaney said of Fury: “Me and Hughie would have a cool fight because our styles are completely different.
“If I came to UK Hughie and I would have a fun fight. I helped Hughie practice a few times. First I came to help Tyson when he fought Wladimir Klitschko. Then I came back to help Hughie when he fought Kubrat Pulev.
“My style would cause problems for Hughie. I have a strong style when I implement it. The thing with Hughie? He’s smart in the ring, and he’s experienced even though people don’t credit him. merit He is a good boxer.
“You have to solve the puzzle, but we have shared turns, so I know how it moves.”
Hughie’s cousin Tyson Fury, who recovered from being knocked down twice to defend his WBC title last weekend in a heavyweight classic against Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight.
“The Gypsy King” insisted that the result made him the clear No. 1 in boxing’s blue ribbon division.
Chaney also fought with Tyson ahead of his monumental 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko, and that experience gave the 34-year-old to whom he belongs at the highest level confidence, saying: “It helped me to know that I belong to boxing.
Peter Fury said: “We need you to stay another month.” I was elevated to the rank of best training partner.
“I had no experience – then Fury went and won. It was great to have a championship level camp.”
With Anthony Joshua losing his WBA, IBF and WBO titles to Oleksandr Usyk last month and having triggered a rematch for next year, Dillian Whyte can establish himself as Fury’s mandatory challenger if he beats Otto Wallin.
Chaney said of Tyson Fury: “It’s about planning the game. I helped Otto Wallin [for his fight against Fury]. His game plan was really smart.
“He played well in the fight and it strengthened his name and his career. “
Sky Sports Boxe schedule
October 16 – Top Rank in San Diego
Emanuel Navarette vs. Joet Gonzalez – WBO featherweight title
October 16 – BOXXER in Newcastle
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO Middleweight Title
Hughie Fury vs. Christian Hammer
Chris Eubank Jr vs. Wanik Awidjan
Lewis Ritson vs. Hank Lundy
October 24 – Top Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson – WBO Super Featherweight Title
October 31 – Best ranking in New York
José Zepeda vs. José Vargas
November 6 – Best ranking in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO Super Feather Titles
November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs. Olanrewaju Durodola
Professional debut of Caroline Dubois
November 20 – Best ranking in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – Best ranking in Las Vegas
Vassili Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey
December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC lightweight titles
December 18 – Best ranking in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed welterweight title