HUGHIE Fury will bid to bounce back from his world title heartache and follow in cousin Tyson's footsteps by winning the British heavyweight title at the Macron Stadium on May 12.

Fury, who trains in Bolton at the Team Fury Gym on Halliwell Road, suffered the first defeat of his 21-fight professional career last September when he dropped a majority points decision to WBO champion Joseph Parker.

The 23-year-old will attempt to draw a line under the loss when he faces British title holder Sam Sexton, who clinched his 24th win from 27 fights in the paid ranks by outpointing Gary Cornish for the vacant strap last October.

The fight at the Premier Suite of the Bolton Whites Hotel will be screened live on TV by Channel 5.

Fury said: "I'm going to do what I always do and that's perform to my best.

"I'm very excited to be back and facing Sexton for the British title, and believe me I'm on a mission to claim back what should have been rightfully mine, the world title. I am the uncrowned world champion and come May 12 you will see why that is."

Peter Fury, Hughie’s father and trainer, added: “We are delighted to be back in action on terrestrial TV in the UK on Channel 5 where Hughie has fought many times, challenging for the British title and delighted that it’s in Bolton.

"Hughie has proven he belongs on the world scene and what better way to have his comeback fight for the British title.

"Hughie has learned a lot from his controversial WBO World title fight and aims to be right back up there in good fights.”

Suzanne Speak, general manager of Bolton Whites Hotel, is thrilled to be hosting the big heavyweight showdown at the venue and said: “Bolton Whites is a unique and versatile venue and we are looking forward to staging the hugely anticipated contest between two renowned heavyweights.”