Fury issues Joshua warning

13 May 2018 06:44:46 EST

Hughie Fury says he is "coming" for the big names in the heavyweight division after his stoppage win over Sam Sexton on Saturday.

The cousin of former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury was making his return to the ring in Bolton having not fought since his loss to Joseph Parker in September.

Parker was the reigning WBO world champion when the pair clashed in Manchester, Fury narrowly missing out on grabbing the belt as the majority decision went the way of the New Zealander.

That defeat was Fury's first in 21 bouts and he got back to winning ways against Sexton as he captured the British heavyweight championship.

Sexton, 10 years older than Fury, started well but was knocked down in the fourth before the referee stopped the fight after the defending champion hit the canvas again in the fifth.

The 23-year-old is expected to take on either Alexander Povetkin or Commonwealth heavyweight title holder Joe Joyce in his next bout but ultimately once to be able to call himself a world champion.

"I've done everything he said tonight - this fight is dedicated to my dad," Fury told Channel 5. "I was confident. My body has got so much stronger,

"I worked on my right hand over Christmas. It was a boxing masterclass. I dream to be a world champion. Whoever has those belts - I'm coming, although I lost [to Parker] I'm coming, I'm ready to fight."

Deontay Wilder currently holds the WBC heavyweight strap, while Anthony Joshua has the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts in his collection.

The representatives of the reigning champions are currently in negotiations over a unification bout with Joshua 4/9 to win when the two eventually clash, while Wilder is 7/4.

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