Hughie Fury v Christian Hammer date: UK start time, talkSPORT commentary, undercard and live stream for packed Newcastle event as Chris Eubank Jr returns and Savannah Marshall defends title

Hughie Fury will hope to finally earn another world heavyweight title shot if he gets past Christian Hammer this weekend.

The 27-year-old, the cousin of WBC champion Tyson, saw his first crack at a major belt end with a controversial points loss to Joseph Parker in 2017.

Fury beat Mariusz Wach despite suffering a nasty gash early in the fight
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But Fury proved he is almost ready to test himself among the division’s best again when he defeated Mariusz Wach on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s win over Kubrat Pulev in December.

The ‘Fist of Fury’ returns against Hammer – who lost to Tyson in 2015 – on a packed bill in Newcastle.

Chris Eubank Jr will return and Savannah Marshall will defend her title on a busy night of action.

Fury vs Hammer: talkSPORT commentary

The 12-round heavyweight bout will take place on Saturday, October 16 with the event starting at 4:30pm.

Fury vs Hammer should get going at around 10pm.

The clash will be broadcast live on talkSPORT with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Commentary on Fight Night from the Utilita Arena in Newcastle will come from Adam Catterall, Gareth A Davies, Andy Clarke and Spencer Oliver.

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Tyson Fury beat in 2015 Hammer to defend his European heavyweight title

Fury vs Hammer: How to watch

This clash will also be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena from 7:30pm.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

Chris Eubank Jr has been added to the card after his bout earlier this month was scrapped

Fury vs Hammer: Fight card

Savannah Marshall will defend her WBO middleweight title against undefeated challenger Lolita Muzeya.

Chris Eubank Jr will also return to take on Wanik Awidjan, after his proposed scrap with Anatoli Muratov at Wembley Arena was cancelled.

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Hughie Fury v Christian Hammer
  • Savannah Marshall v Lolita Muzeya – for WBO female middleweight title
  • Chris Eubank Jr v Wanik Awdijan 
  • Lewis Ritson v Henry Lundy
  • Bradley Rea v Jez Smith 
  • Michael Webster v Jone Volau
  • Steve Robinson v Reece Barlow
  • Mark Dickinson v TBA
  • Georgia O’Connor v TBA
  • April Hunter v TBA
Marshall will look to defender her world title in the main event
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What has been said?

Hughie Fury: “This team will put me where I need to be.

“Before I couldn’t get the fights. Now I believe I can get them.

“Straight away with Hammer, I said: ‘These are the fights I want’.

“He is a game fighter. I love a fight, I’m not afraid of any challenge, I will jump in the ring with anyone.

“I could have had easier fights but I want someone who will fight back and give me a challenge.

“I believe I will be the champion of the world. It is my destiny to be at the top.

“To become a world champion is all that’s in my mind.

“Whoever has got a belt, I want those belts. I will get through this fight, get into a mandatory position, and whoever has got a belt at the time, I’ll take.”