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HUGHIE FURY TO FIGHT SAMUEL PETER ON KHAN UNDERCARD

Hughie Fury is set to return to action against former world heavyweight champion Samuel Peter in Saudi Arabia later next month.

The pair will meet in the ring on the undercard of Amir Khan’s fight with Billy Dib live on Channel 5 on July 12 at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

Fury who lost with a disputed points decision when he challenged for the WBO heavyweight title against Joseph Parker back in 2017 is now hoping to put things right with a second shot at a world title.

The 24-year-old from Manchester eased to victory over Chris Norrad in the second round with a stoppage win last month and makes a quick return to action against the 38-year-old Peter, who stopped Oleg Maskaev back in 2008 to claim the WBC title.

Peter (38-7, 31 KO) had his most notable fight in 2005 when he dramatically dropped Wladimir Klitschko in a losing effort, the “Nigerian Nightmare” also went on to be defeated by brother Vitali Klitschko in Germany before losing to Wladimir once again.

Fury speaking to the media has been quoted as saying: “I’ve got a job to do and it’ll get done.

“Samuel Peter is a seriously solid, dangerous veteran who can clearly punch, but I relish the challenge.

“It’s always great to visit different places and get my name around the world. I’m expecting a great atmosphere.

“There’s only one thing on my mind, getting to the very top and winning the world title.”

By Kenny Leavett.

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