18th March 2017

WBO World Heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury was floored for the first time in his life today when he received a good luck letter from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fury’s hard in training for his showdown with New Zealand’s big-hitting Joe Parker for his crown on Saturday 6th May at the Vector Arena in Auckland, but was blown away by the legendary former Manchester United manager.

Ferguson is no stranger to success and has guided The Reds to 13 Premier League Titles, 5 FA Cups, Champions League trophies amongst many others in a career spanning almost four decades.

Now a globally renown authority on leadership and management, Ferguson’s words of wisdom have sparked up Fury to pull off a stunning upset on the other side of the world against the undefeated Parker. Ferguson said to Fury:

Dear Hughie,

Having spoken to one of my old players Frank “the King” McDougall who speaks so highly of you and your admiration of myself and United I felt I should write to you and wish you well with your big fight coming up.

I really do hope you win against your opponent Joseph Parker when you contest the WBO Heavy Weight Championship. I always said to our players before big games “play the game not the occasion” so remember to concentrate on that aspect of the fight. You are there to win not revel in the occasion so make sure your concentration is only on the fight, forget everything around you, your focus has to be in the ring.

Good Luck Hughie, I’ll be rooting for you!

Yours sincerely,

Sir Alex Ferguson

Stunned Fury posted his reply on Twitter: “What a great surprise to wake up to such an honourable letter from Sir Alex Ferguson a true inspiration. Thank you.”

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