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Hughie Fury insists top level experience will see him take British title away from Sam Sexton

PUBLISHED: 16:30 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 12 March 2018

Hughie Fury took Joseph Parker all the way before losing out in September last year. Picture: PA

Hughie Fury took Joseph Parker all the way before losing out in September last year. Picture: PA

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Hughie Fury believes his top level experience will take him to victory when he challenges Sam Sexton for the British Heavyweight title.

Fury took WBO World Champion Joseph Parker all the way before losing out on the judges scorecard in September last year.

Fury makes his return to the ring against Sexton at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Saturday, May 12 and he is confident of beating the Norwich man before trying to gatecrash the world scene once again.

“I went in against Parker just shy of turning 23 and not having fought for nearly a year and half and in my heart I truly felt that I was the winner that night, the judges thought otherwise, but I know I should now be the world champion,” said Fury.

“That’s all said and done now and despite the decision going against me I have to look at the positives from my performance.

“Taking Parker the full 12-round distance, which was the first time I had gone 12 rounds, making him miss wildly with his punches, using my footwork and defensive skills to make a supposed hard-hitting world champion look slow and ponderous.”

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Sexton has top level experience of his own having come up against the likes of Dereck Chisora, Martin Rogan and David Price during his career.

But it was the win against Gary Cornish last October to take the British belt that has helped put Sexton back on the map.

However, Fury insists he will have too much in his armoury for Sexton to cope with.

“Sexton has fought some of the big names around the scene, but he’s never challenged for a world title or been in against world class opposition and I think me now having that experience and knowledge is key,” added Fury, who is targeting the winner of the Anthony Joshua/Parker fight this month if he can overcome Sexton.

“There was more I could have done on the night (against Parker), but we’ve addressed that with my dad and trainer Peter which we’ve been working hard on in the gym and we’re looking forward to coming back against Sexton with that added experience and improvements which I believe will be a crucial factor in me winning the fight.”

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