Hughie Fury has vowed to make a “statement” against Mariusz Wach and insists he has only shown a glimpse of what he is capable of.
Fury (24-3, 14 KOs) returns for the first time since stopping Pavel Sour in three rounds in March and faces durable, fellow former world title challenger Wach (36-6, 19 KOs) on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s unified Heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday.
Fury has three defeats on his slate to world level operators, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin and the aforementioned Pulev, all on points, however the Manchester man insists the best is yet to come from him, starting against the experienced Pole at The SSE Arena.
“Wach is a very tough opponent, you can’t underestimate Wach, he’s a big unit,” Fury said on a Media Zoom call on Tuesday.
“People will see after I get Wach out the way where I belong and what level I’m going to be at.
“I’m ready for the fight, people will see a big, major difference.
“I’ve come short with a few of the fights. Now people are going to see a completely different Hughie Fury come the fight night, we’ve changed a lot of the things and it’s just improvement.
“My time is now as people will see, it’s all about timing.”
Wach has only been stopped three times in a 42-fight career, including against Martin Bakole, who faces Sergey Kuzmin on the same bill, although he has gone the distance with Wladimir Klitschko and Dillian Whyte, in defeat.
The 39-year-old beat Kevin Johnson over ten rounds in June and Fury insists he will send out a message to his rivals with victory on Saturday.
“I believe I’ve got to make a statement,” the 26-year-old added.
“I’m just going to go in there and do what I do and believe me I’ll make a statement.”
Watch the full interview with Hughie below where he discusses what Anthony Joshua can expect from former opponent Kubrat Pulev, stablemate Savannah Marshall’s world title win and more: