Dempsey Fury victorious in first professional outing

Hughie Dempsey Fury.
Hughie Dempsey Fury.

The latest member of the Fury family to turn professional started his career with a win on Friday night.

Lancaster’s Dempsey Fury, just 18, was a points victor over fellow first-timer Mark Till at the Camden Centre in London.

The super middleweight prospect got the decision 39-38 after four hard rounds against the Stoke debutant on the Hellraiser Boxing card in the capital.

The former Skerton ABC fighter, real name Hughie, will be known as Dempsey to avoid any confusion with his cousin, the fast-rising heavyweight star.

Father and trainer Hughie Fury Snr said: “It was a good, tough important opponent for his first fight - someone who just wasn’t going to go through the motions.

“We don’t just want to be winning for winning’s sake and get to two dozen fights and not know how good he can be.

“The other kid was 24 years old and had had plenty of amateur fights.

“He was strong, had a good punch, good defence and tried hard.”

His victory came on the weekend another of his cousins, Morecambe’s Tyson, had been due to face David Haye at the Manchester Arena, before former two-weight world champion Haye pulled out with a cut sustained in his final sparring session.

The eagerly anticipated clash has been rearranged for February 8.