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Hughie Fury defeats Perkovic

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Heavyweight Hughie Fury (7-0, 5 KO’s), the cousin of heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, made easy work of an over-matched 39-year-old Ivica Perkovic (19-21, 14 KO’s) last night by defeating by a 5th round stoppage at the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk, Ireland. Fury punished Perkovic with hard shots in the 5th round, and the fight was stopped in between rounds before the 6th. Hughie used his jab and right hand to control the action in one-sided fight. Perkovic covered up mostly, and was limited with what he did on offense. He seemed to be more focused on trying to keep from getting hit rather than attempting to win the fight. Perkovic came into the fight having lost 6 out of his last 8 bouts, so it’s predictable that he wasn’t going to be much of a test for the 6’6” Hughie. Hughie threw a lot of head shots with his right hand in the first 4 rounds of the fight. However, after realizing that he was getting nowhere in throwing punches to the head, Hughie switched to throwing body shots in the 5th and he really tore into Perkovic in that round. To his credit, Perkovic was able to take a [...]http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=a0TUVorPI2k:7Cdbakbxqk0:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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