Hughie Fury vs Samuel Peter Preview July 12th
Hughie Fury of England returns to the ring this Friday, July 12th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia when he takes on former WBC Heavyweight Champion Samuel Peter of Nigeria. The 10-round bout can be seen live in the UK on Channel Five. Fury was last in the ring against Chris Norrad in May and stopped him in the second round. Peter last fought in April and stopped Alejandro Garduno in the first round.
Fury vs Peter Betting Odds
- Samuel Peter +1075
- Hughie Fury -6667
Fury was lacklustre in his bout in December against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev and lost a 12-round unanimous decision then fought Norrad as a confidence builder. Peter has gone from fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship in the Klitschko brothers to fighting at Cheers Bar and Grill in Tijuana, Mexico his last time out.
Peter, who now fights out of Las Vegas, is now 38 years old and has already fought three times this year after being out of the ring for just over two years. He also fought just twice between April, 2011 and October of 2016. Peter’s record stands at 38-7 with 31 Kos and he;s boxed 203 rounds since turning pro in 2001. He’s a former Olympian and has also won the NABF, NABA, and IBA Heavyweight Titles as a pro.
Four of his seven losses have been by stoppage as Kubrat Pulev stopped him after three rounds in 2016, Robert Helenius halted him in the ninth-round in 2011, Wladimir Klitschko stopped him in 10 in 2010, and Vitali Klitschko halted him after eight rounds in 2008. He also lost an eight-round split decision to Mario Heredia this April, a 10-round majority decision to Eddie Chambers in 2009 and a unanimous decision to Wladimir Klitschko in 2005.
Peter is 6-feet-2-inches in height with a 77-inch reach. He’s known for his power as he carries around a knockout ratio of 69 per cent but he hasn’t stopped a recognizable opponent since a second-round TKO over Nagy Aguilera back in 2010. Peter has excellent pro experience and has fought some of the toughest heavyweights of his era. His best wins have been against the likes of Jeremy Williams, Taurus Sykes, James Toney (twice), Jameel McCline, Oleg Maskaev and Aguilera.
He stopped Maskaev in six rounds for the WBC Crown in 2008 and lost it to Vitali Klitschko in his first defence seven months later. The constant inactivity has hurt Peter and he’s basically considered to be a shot fighter at this point. He has experience and power but his chin certainly isn’t dependable. If Peter was in his prime, he’d definitely be the favourite here, but those days are long gone. Still, like all heavyweights, he has a puncher’s chance.
Fury of Manchester of course is the cousin of Tyson Fury. He’s just 24 years old and hasn’t really beaten anybody of note up to now since turning pro in 2013. He’s boxed a total of 123 rounds against the likes of Sam Sexton, Fred Kassi, Dominick Guinn, Larry Olubamiwo, Andriy Rudenko and Matthew Greer. When he did step up in class against Joseph Parker for a shot at his WBO Heavyweight Title in September of 2017 he held his own, but dropped a majority decision.
However, he didn’t look impressive at all against Pulev. Fury also had a pretty good amateur career and stopped Sexton in five rounds in May of 2018 to win the British Heavyweight Title, but he’s been mainly successful as a pro due to his size. Fury stands 6-feet-6-inches tall with an 80-inch wingspan. This gives him a four-inch height advantage over Peter with a three-inch edge in reach. Along with winning the British Heavyweight Title, Fury has also captured the WBO Inter-Continental Belt.
Fury is quite mobile in the ring but often slaps his pity-pat punches instead of letting them go with power and his current knockout ratio is 50 per cent. He’s displayed a solid chin so far as a pro and if Peter catches him on the button he may need it. In reality though, Fury isn’t considered a legitimate contender for a heavyweight title and he never will be unless he can beat a top-10 boxer rather than journeymen and those in the twilight of their careers.
Peter’s only chance of winning here is to nail Fury on the chin for the 10 count. Other than that, Fury will use his age and size advantages to cruise to victory.
Peter’s well past his prime, but still has power.
Play: Fury -6667 @ BetOnline.ag
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