By News Team
14th October 2021
The Fury name may be the biggest in world boxing, and Hughie Fury will be determined to get a piece of the action this Saturday.
Also on the card, Savannah Marshall defends her WBO middleweight title against Lolita Muzeya, whilst Chris Eubank Jr. returns to the ring against Wanik Awdijan.
We preview these bouts below.
Hughie Fury v Christian Hammer
The Fury’s attempted takeover of boxing is far from over. Hughie’s cousin Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder last weekend to retain his WBC heavyweight title, and Hughie wants to be taken just as serious this Saturday.
The 27-year-old has a professional record of 25 wins from 28 fights, with three defeats at the hands of Joseph Parker, Kubrat Pulev and Alexander Povetkin – all three are quality fighters and have been in the ring with the best so there is no shame in losing there.
Aside from the fights he has lost, Christian Hammer is his toughest test. The Romanian-German is an awkward fighter to face.
He’s been in the ring with the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Luis Ortiz, David Price, Michael Sprott and of course, Tyson Fury, where he retired in the eighth round.
Hughie Fury has knock out power and has showcased it before, but Hammer has concrete in his boots, and should be very hard to knockdown.
Savannah Marshall v Lolita Muzeya
Hartlepool’s very own Savannah Marshall is a precocious talent, already flourishing on the world level stage as a champion.
Marshall is 10-0 with eight knockouts to her name. She won the vacant belt she will be defending this Saturday last year, breaking down Hannah Rankin over seven rounds.
The 30-year-old is already looking to add further belts to her collection, and has an eye on her old amateur rival, Claressa Shields, the three-weight unified world champion who she defeated in the unpaid ranks.
Before she can think about adding more honours, ‘The Silent Assassin’ will face Lolita Muzeya, who has a record of 16-0 with 8 KO’s.
The Zambian has never previously fought outside of Africa. Her last three opponents have a combined record of 15-16-3, with her last bout back in January – a one round KO in Namibia.
Chris Eubank Jr. v Wanik Awdijan
A packed undercard sees Chris Eubank Jr in action against the Armenian-born German, Wanik Awdijan for a scheduled 10 rounder at super middleweight.
Many would have guessed that a largely unknown fighter like Awdijan would have a sub-par record with very few fights. However, that is not the case; he is 28-1 as a professional and unbeaten since 2014 with 11 KO’s to his name.
Chris Eubank Jr. has a tremendous record in his own right. He is currently 30-2 and has taken on some truly elite fighters during his run and will be looking to earn his fifth-straight win this Saturday.
This should be a showcase fight for Eubank Jr. to send a statement that he is ready for another world title shot – he is currently 1/100 to win on Saturday night.