Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton

Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule and venue

Published On Thursday, May 10, 2018By British Boxing News

All the details for Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton this weekend

Free British heavyweight championship action hits our screens this weekend and BBN provide all the details any fight fan needs to make sure they don't miss a single punch.

Tyson Fury's younger cousin Hughie (20-1), 23, is poised for a shot at British heavyweight glory after falling agonisingly short of winning the the WBO World heavyweight title against Joseph Parker in September last year. The Kiwi has since conceded his WBO belt to Anthony Joshua, becoming the first opponent to take the unified champ the full 12-rounds in defeat.

Champion Sam Sexton (24-3), 33 from Norfolk, won the Lonsdale belt on his third attempt against Gary Cornish last October, previously falling short to Dereck Chisora in 2010 and David Price in 2012. He has since been on a nine-fight winning streak and will be looking to take that run into double figures in the first defence of his belt.

Date

The bout takes place on Saturday May 12

Venue

Bolton's Macron Stadium

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute rounds at the heavyweight limit

TV Coverage

The main event gets underway at 9pm on Channel 5

Undercard highlights

Leeds ace Reece Cartwright (20-1) will defend his IBF Youth World middleweight championship in a 10-round contest.


Three-weight Irish champion Peter McDonagh (28-28-1), aged 40, will compete in a 10-round international super-welterweight contest against unbeaten Hungarian Peter Kramer (8-0). Despite his less than flattering record, the 'Connemara Kid', signed to MTK, hasn't lost since 2012 and is riding on an 11-fight winning run.

Debutant John Dring from Southport will make his pro bow before the main event at the Macron Stadium.


Female superstar Savannah Marshall (1-0), who is a double Olympian and 2012 World Amateur Champion, will make her UK debut.


Unbeaten Yusuf Safa (7-0) will feature on the undercard and viewers will also be able to see super-middleweight trio Luke Caci (5-0), Nathan Heaney (2-0) and debutant Shabaz Masoud on the night.


Unbeaten Mark Jeffers (6-0) completes the card.

RESULTS