Featherweight prospect Paul Hughes has just signed an exclusive new deal with Cage Warriors.
Hughes has fought on Cage Warriors five times already, with four wins and a solitary defeat to current featherweight champion Jordan Vucenic in a razor-close fight, and cements his place in one of Cage Warriors’ toughest divisions.
The Irishman bounced back from that decision loss with a win over James Hendin at CW120, and was all smiles about that performance, saying “I went in there and asked for the next best guy which was James Hendin, and to get the win against the next best guy in the division was very important because I want that belt and you have to always fight the best guys to get to that position.”
Hughes is just one of a number of talented fighters in a stacked 145lbs division, that includes the likes of: current champion Vucenic, former champion Morgan Charriere, Tobia “Bad Intentions” Harila, Steve Aimable, James Hendin and Jean Ndoye.
Speaking on potential opponents in the division, Hughes didn’t hold back, calling Morgan Charriere “boring”, stating winding his fans up is “fun”, before moving onto the others in the division: ” Vucenic is a nice guy, a talented guy, but he has what I want and I’m going to have to beat him again to get it.
“I want Vucenic, I want that rematch, no one deserves that fight more than I do,
“Harila had a good performance in his last fight with Aidan Stephens and I definitely took note.”
The dynamic style Hughes possesses alongside his ability to finish fights had made him a Cage Warriors fan favourite, and the 7-1 prospect is excited to have fans back cheering later this year: “I can not wait to have the fans back in attendance, just thinking about it is getting me excited.
“I know the Irish fans are going to be there blowing the roof off the place and I’m greatly looking forward to that.”