Hooghly Fury is back in Las Vegas just a week after his cousin’s heavyweight chaos, but he won’t be in the shadows for long.
Fury Mania is much more manic than ever after the destruction of Wilder in Tyson’s Deonte, a spectacular end to a long-running ocean on the Vegas Strip.
But in the frenzy, Hughes now has to make one of the most important victories of his own career tonight against Christian Hammer, live on Sky Sports.
“I believe I am the best and the only one now to stop talking and do it,” Hugi Fury told Sky Sports.
“I’m not too much of a speaker. I don’t rush too much, but I always fight in the ring.
“If I had been training like crazy all my life, if I hadn’t thought I was capable of doing it.”
Hughi’s confidence will come under additional scrutiny this weekend, with new plots surrounding the family name.
But after a year of ambiguity, the 227-year-old probably needs a trial night now or ever.
Hughes insisted, “I don’t care about money, I don’t care about anything.”
“My main thing is – to go to the top.”
Despite losing to world-class opponents such as Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker and Kubrat Puliv, father and coach Peter has seen his son persevere in his quest for greatness.
Even after a bloody victory against Mariusz Watch in December, Hughes endured a painful wait for the date of his next fight against Hammer.
“He was ahead of his time. He fought for a world title at the age of 22,” admitted Peter Fury.
“You can’t put men against young men or boys. Now, he’s on the scene as a full-set man.
“They are in the business of war. They have been built by fighting on the streets. It is not a business of surrender, it is not a game.
“He will fight until the last drop of blood comes out of his body. He only comes out if he is cold.”
“It’s a fighter game.”
Hammer brutally undermined David Price’s ambitions with a punitive defeat on a recent trip to Britain.
The German, imposed by a select few including Tyson Fury, has simply been stopped and Hammer warns: “He is a member of the Fury family but he is not Tyson Fury. He is a young man.
“I will try to break him and win the fight.
“I’m here to fight, to stand like a man and fight.”
Hughes couldn’t hide his anger because he replied: “Let’s put it this way – he’s not fighting David Price here.
“I’m a fighter, so let’s see.
“He can do whatever he wants.”
Peter Fury has called for more aggression and Hughes, who is now entering his physical prime, is more than happy to show it.
Opponents of the past are often frustrated by accuracy rather than power.
“I don’t think they’ll stand,” Hughes said.
“Everyone who has bothered me from years ago to now can see a big difference.”
If he can beat the hammer faster than any of his rivals, it would be sweet proof to follow his spell in the shadow of the hoogie.
“Of course there is [tested my love for boxing). It’s tested everything.
“When you’re in that gym, constantly training, day in and day out, and there’s nothing coming up, it disheartens you.
“But you’ve got to always focus on the main goal.”
Tonight would be an ideal moment to deliver a startling victory, a timely reminder that another Fury has world title ambitions after refusing to be forgotten.
Sky Sports Boxing schedule
October 16 – Top Rank in San Diego
Emanuel Navarrete vs Joet Gonzalez – WBO featherweight title
October 16 – BOXXER in Newcastle
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer
Chris Eubank Jr vs Wanik Awdijan
October 24 – Top Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title
October 31 – Top Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas
November 6 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles
November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois professional debut
November 20 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – Top Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17 – Top Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
December 18 – Top Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title