Joe Hughes wants to continue defying the odds with a world title shot next year | Boxing News |

Joe Hughes wants to continue defying the odds with a world title shot next year | Boxing News |

Joe Hughes wants to continue defying the odds with a world title shot next year | Boxing News |

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Joe Hughes dedicated his win over Andrea Scarpa to his late grandfather and to his ill mother

Joe Hughes dedicated his win over Andrea Scarpa to his late grandfather and to his ill mother

Joe Hughes continues to defy the odds and fresh from his European title win in Florence, the man who has Erb’s palsy is targeting world honours.

The 28-year-old Bristol boxer boxed brilliantly to dominate Andrea Scarpa for the EBU belt on the road in Florence on Friday despite the condition, which has resulted in one of his arms being shorter than the other.

Joe Hughes wants to continue defying the odds with a world title shot next year | Boxing News | Joe Hughes wants to continue defying the odds with a world title shot next year | Boxing News | I get a lot of messages from people with the same or a similar disability and parents saying I’m an inspiration to their children, it’s an amazing touch and really does mean a lot.

Joe Hughes

With a record of 17-3-1, Hughes – who has since been called out by British and Commonwealth champion Robbie Davies Jr – now has his heart set on completing an inspirational story by winning a dream world title.

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