Daniel “Maxi” Hughes, born on 4 March 1990, is a British professional boxer who currently holds the IBO lightweight title since September 2021. He previously won the WBC International lightweight title in October 2020 and the British lightweight title in March 2021.
Hughes made his professional debut on 17 September 2010, earning a points decision victory against Johnny Greaves. After compiling a record of 8-0-1, he faced Scott Cardle for the vacant Central Area lightweight title in April 2013, suffering his first career defeat via points decision.
In September 2014, Hughes won his first championship, the International Masters super-featherweight title, with a points victory over Kakhaber Avetisiani. He then faced Martin Joseph Ward in a bout serving as an eliminator for the British super-featherweight title. The fight ended in a majority draw, and they had an immediate rematch in April 2015 for the vacant WBC International super-featherweight title. Hughes suffered a fifth-round stoppage defeat via corner retirement.
After several non-title victories, Hughes fought Ward for a third time in March 2017 but lost via unanimous decision. He captured the vacant Central Area super-featherweight title with a points victory against Ryan Moorhead in September 2017.
In April 2018, Hughes challenged Sam Bowen for the vacant British super-featherweight title but suffered an eighth-round TKO loss due to an eye injury. He rebounded with a TKO victory against Kieron McLaren in July 2018 but then lost a unanimous decision to Liam Walsh for the vacant WBO European lightweight title in November 2019.
Since then, Hughes has had significant success, winning the WBC International lightweight title in October 2020 and subsequently capturing the IBO lightweight title in September 2021.
Please note that the provided information is accurate as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Fight records may change over time, so it’s recommended to refer to the latest sources or official boxing records for the most up-to-date information on Daniel “Maxi” Hughes’ fight career.