Tyson Fury may have seen the fight of his life with David Haye postponed but one fighting Fury still has a big weekend ahead of him.
Lancaster’s Dempsey Fury, just 18, will join big brother Phill and cousins Tyson and Hughie in the paid ranks when he makes his debut at the Camden Centre in London this Friday, September 27.
Real name Hughie, the super-middleweight prospect will be known by his middle name in his ring career to avoid confusion with his cousin and according to his father and trainer, Dempsey fights like the ferocious slugger he was named after.
Hughie Fury Snr said: “There’s a gym in our back garden at the family home in Lancaster and boxing is all Dempsey has ever known.
“By the time he was 13 a lot of moves were coming naturally to him.
“For an 18 year-old, he is very experienced.”
Fury, formerly attached to Skerton ABC, had around 50 amateur bouts and although his father says his biggest attributes are his raw aggression and punching power, Dempsey has also shown the ring know how to keep himself safe as a journeyman on the unlicensed circuit.
“He’s got everything,” said Hughie. “He’s a very good puncher, switches stances and is a natural counter puncher.”
Phill looks set to challenge Lee Murtagh for the Irish light-middleweight title and Hughie says he will be “very disappointed” if Dempsey doesn’t reach British-title level.
He is already keen for fights to be made against unbeatens Frank Buglioni and Anthony Ogogo.
“I’m not saying I want him to take on the British champion in his second or third fight but we want to be free to fight anyone,” said Hughie, who trained Tyson at the start of his professional career.
“We’ve got 50 people travelling down from Lancaster and Morecambe on Friday. They all know he can really fight.”