Hughie Fury aims to fight in Saudi Arabia

Hughie Fury, a British heavyweight boxer, marked his return to boxing with a win against Konstiantyn Dovbyshenko in Rotherham on Saturday night. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus due to long-Covid, Fury scored 59-56 in his comeback fight. He also set sights on fighting in Saudi Arabia and revealed plans to compete four times in 2024.

Fury expressed his enthusiasm for competing more frequently. "I am itching to get involved, that [Saudi] is where I believe that I belong and I am on my way there," he said. His last feat of fighting four times in a year dates back to 2015.

Fury has already planned another fight scheduled within three weeks of his last bout. He will be part of the Jessica McCaskill vs. Lauren Price card in Cardiff, though his opponent has yet to be named.

Previously, Fury had called out fellow British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, who currently is focused on securing an undisputed title. This continued ambition signals Fury’s desire to re-establish himself at the top level of professional boxing after health setbacks caused him to pull out of two fights with Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter.