Fury will target a return against Chisora next year, after the veteran faces Joseph Parker in December as Fury looks to continue his resurgent bid for a world title shot
Hughie Fury is targeting a domestic showdown with Derek Chisora next year as he continues his quest for a world title shot.
The Briton defeated German Christian Hammer after he was forced to retire in the fifth stanza with a bicep injury.
And the victory signalled his first appearance as part of BOXXER’s new relationship with Sky Sports this weekend.
His new promoter Ben Shalom is now ready to help Fury on his quest to reach world level, and is planning a domestic showdown with Chisora next year.
“Hughie Fury can be a world champion,” Shalom told Sky Sports. “Christian Hammer was no joke and I think we saw a Hughie that was landing cleaner shots, that was more confident in himself, more confident in his body, and had more power.
“With Hughie, we’re going to look to try and make the Chisora fight early next year. That is what we feel is the next step-up for him. We offered Derek the fight, I think he knows how good Hughie Fury is – and how technical he is.
“I think he really wanted the Parker rematch. That was what he wanted. He didn’t want to fight Hughie Fury, but let’s see after December, it might be different then.”
The fight may see Fury not return to action until March or April, with a big rematch for Chisora’s career taking place in December against Parker.
The cousin of current heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has often fallen short against world-level operators in the past.
And a fight against Chisora would represent a real test of his credentials with the Londoner considered a gatekeeper to the highest level.
Fury has previously spoken of his own desire to challenge at world level, although has ruled out taking on his own cousin Tyson.
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“I believe I will be the champion of the world. It is my destiny to be at the top. To become a world champion is all that’s in my mind,” Fury said in an interview with Sky Sports.
“To become a world champion is all that’s in my mind, whoever has got a belt, I want those belts. I will get through this fight, get into a mandatory position, and whoever has got a belt at the time, I’ll take.”
His targeted opponent Chisora also plans a final assault on the world titles, and is confident of avenging his recent defeat to Parker.
And the Finchley-based fighter was named by Fury’s cousin Tyson as part of his final wish-list of clashes before his career ends.
Also on the card on Saturday night, Chris Eubank Jr secured a vital stoppage victory over Wanik Awdijan on his ring return.
It appears that his victory could set up an all-British showdown with Liam Williams, after Eddie Hearn accidentally confirmed the fight plans.