Sean Hughes (boxer)

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Sean 'Short Fuse' Hughes
Sean Hughes
Statistics
Nickname(s) Short Fuse
Rated at Bantamweight, super bantamweight, featherweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality British
Born (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 32)
Pontefract, England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 31
Wins 17
Wins by KO 1
Losses 12
Draws 2

Sean Hughes (born 5 June 1982) is a British professional boxer born in Pontefract. He now resides in Wakefield and is most famous for shocking British boxing in December 2007 when he defeated the then British Super Bantamweight Champion, Esham Pickering. Pickering was on the verge of stepping up to European and even World level before the bout and it was expected to be a routine victory for the Newark champion. However, at the Nottingham Arena in front of the SKY TV cameras Hughes won a points victory over 8 rounds.[1][2]

In the rematch for the British title on 18 January 2008 Pickering avenged that loss and stopped Hughes in round 9 in a contest which was nominated for fight of the year.[3][4]

Hughes had three British title fights, an IBC world title fight, and unsuccessfully challenged Jason Booth for the Commonwealth bantamweight title.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Its D-day for Pickering", Newark Advertiser, 18 January 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2014
  2. ^ Dunne, Bernard (2011) My Story, Penguin, ISBN 978-0141399935
  3. ^ Professional boxing record for Sean Hughes from BoxRec
  4. ^ "Boxer Pickering back on course", Newark Advertiser, 25 January 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2014
  5. ^ "Munroe defends his European title", BBC, 18 December 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2014
  6. ^ "Hartlepool boxer Peter Cope to face Sean “Short Fuse” Hughes in Newcastle", Hartlepool Mail, 6 November 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014