The super bantamweights looked dead-set to clash on this weekend’s Feile after moves were made to make Hughes title-eligible last time out.
A deal had then been agreed in principle for a big all-Belfast summer showdown, only for the fight to fall through – the proposed BUI Celtic title fight was postponed after Farrell took time out to enjoy becoming a father for the first time.
The Padraig McCrory-managed, Hughes isn’t too put out as he still gets to fight on the massive card and believes another solid night’s work can only help him ahead of a potential December meeting with the former BUI Celtic featherweight title challenger.
“I was told before my last one that there was a fight with him lined up so I changed my last fight to a six-rounder. Then a week later I was told he was unable to fight as he had a child, which is understandable,” he explains when talking to Irish-boxing.com.
“I wasn’t really bothered about it because I was still getting the chance to fight on a great card. And as long as I keep winning and focus on myself all them fights will come.”
Explaining where things stand with what has developed into an intriguing potential title fight, Hughes said: “There’s talk of it in the SSE in December. I was ready for it for August 4th, so I’ll be more than ready then. I might even look to get another one in before December.”
First up, the Ballycastle 25-year-old has a Féile fight to look forward to and a show to put on.
“You’re always looking to put on a show, especially on such a big card! But then again win is all that matters, as there are bigger fights in the pipeline.”
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