Latest fighting Fury stays undefeated in Wigan

Hughie Dempsey Fury.
Hughie Dempsey Fury.

The latest member of the fighting Fury family to turn professional remained undefeated in Wigan on Saturday night.

Super middleweight prospect Dempsey Fury was a points victor in his second outing in the paid ranks against Darren McKenna at the Robin Park Centre on the VIP and Hatton Promotions show.

Real name Hughie, Tyson’s cousin got the decision 39-38 after four rounds of boxing against a fighter who has shared the ring with Commonwealth Champion Rocky Fielding and drew with footballer turned boxer Leon McKenzie last time out.

Father and trainer Hughie Fury Snr said: “It was a hard fight.

“He did well in the first two rounds and it got a bit sticky in the third round but he was in against a seasoned pro and was going at it really hard.

“And even though he may have lost the third he won the fourth and got the decision by a point.

“I’m very pleased, he’s showing real heart and determination and a decent crowd came down.”

It was the youngster’s first appearance on a Steve Wood VIP show and he looks set to fight under the banner in 2014 alongside Morecambe’s Isaac Lowe and Bentham’s Tomi Tatham.

And his dad is keen for him to give those travelling to watch some bang for their buck.

Hughie Snr said: “We don’t want to fight your average bum because we want the people who travel to get value for money.

“We want 50-50 fights and that’s what we’ve done in our first two fights despite the fact he’s only 18.

“We’re expecting him to do well but boxing is a strange game so we’re just taking one fight at a time.

“We know if we put him in tough fights though that when it comes to fighting for titles, if he gets there, he’ll be ready.”