Sam Sexton v Hughie Fury

Sam Sexton to defend Brit title to Hughie Fury

Published On Thursday, February 15, 2018By British Boxing News
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Sam Sexton to defend Brit title to Hughie Fury and other British championship news

Tyson Fury's cousin Hughie will fight British heavyweight champion Sam Sexton for his Lonsdale belt on May 12 at the Macron Stadium, Bolton.

The 23-year-old challenger will be looking to bounce back after a controversial defeat to WBO champion Joseph Parker last September.

Sexton, 33, will be defending his heavyweight title for the first time since he beat Gary Cornish on points in October on a Hennessy Sports bill that will be televised live and free for viewers to enjoy.

Other British championship news direct from the British Boxing Board of Control right here:

HEAVYWEIGHT

SAM SEXTON (Holder) v HUGHIE FURY

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Mick Hennessy for the above voluntary defence contest, which will take place on Saturday, 12th May 2018 at the Macron Stadium, Bolton.

CRUISERWEIGHT

MATTHEW ASKIN (Holder) v STEPHEN SIMMONS

The above contest to be promoted by David Haye, will take place on Saturday, 17th March 2018 at York Hall, London.

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

FRANK BUGLIONI (Holder) v CALLUM JOHNSON

The above contest to be promoted Eddie Hearn, will take place on Saturday, 24th March 2018 at the O2 Arena, London.

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant)

Rocky Fielding vacated the above Championship.

MIDDLEWEIGHT

TOMMY LANGFORD (Holder) v JACK ARNFIELD

The above contest to be promoted by Steve Wood, will take place on Saturday, 17th February 2018 in Manchester.

SUPER WELTERWEIGHT (Vacant)

JAMES METCALF v ASINIA BYFIELD

The Stewards decided to put out the above final eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 14th March 2018, the contest to take place by the end of June 2018.

This contest is also for the Vacant English Super Welterweight Championship.

WELTERWEIGHT

BRADLEY SKEETE (Holder)

JOHN O’DONNELL v TAMUKA MUCHAPONDWA

John O’Donnell withdrew from the above final eliminator contest.

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT

JACK CATERALL (Holder)

LIGHTWEIGHT

LEWIS RITSON (Holder) v JOE MURRAY

The above voluntary defence contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn, will take place on Sunday, 25th February 2018 at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.

SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT (Vacant)

SAM BOWEN v MAXI HUGHES

Following agreement being reached between the parties, the above contest to be promoted by Carl Greaves, will take place on Saturday, 28th April 2018 at Event City, Manchester.

FEATHERWEIGHT

RYAN WALSH (Holder) v ISAAC LOWE

The above contest to be promoted by Nisse Sauerland, will take place on Saturday, 17th February 2018 in Manchester.

JORDAN GILL v JASON CUNNINGHAM

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Eddie Hearn for the above eliminator contest, which will take place on Sunday, 25th February 2018 at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.

SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT

THOMAS PATRICK WARD (Holder) v JAMES DICKENS

Following the opening of Purse bids, the above contest to be promoted by Frank Warren will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.

JOE HAM v TYRONE MCCULLOUGH

The Stewards decided to put out the above eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 14th March 2018, the contest to take place by the end of June 2018.

The above contest is also for the Vacant Celtic Super Bantamweight Championship.

BANTAMWEIGHT

JOSH WALE (Holder) v UKASHIR FAROOQ

The above contest to be promoted by Stefy Bull, will take place on Friday, 13th April 2018 at Doncaster Dome.

SUPER FLYWEIGHT (Vacant)

FLYWEIGHT

ANDREW SELBY (Holder)