Starting off his pro career on September 2010 age 20, Maxi Hughes has had a total of 21 fights - 16 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws. 2 of the wins coming via stoppage. Between September 2010 and July 2011, Hughes had his longest winning streak of 5 fights. In his 21 fights, his longest KO streak is 2 fights long.
In September 2010, Hughes took Johnny Greaves the full 4 round distance in a PTS decision debut win on the judges scorecards. Following on from his debut, Hughes continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 11 fights. In this time he fought Graham Fearn, Andrejs Podusovs and Michael Mooney to name just a few, fighting 2 times in 2010, 3 times in 2011 and 6 times through 2012 and 2013 in this period.
Keeping his losses at 0, Hughes fought on March 2nd, 2012 against Ronnie Clark where the result was a draw. This took his record to 5-0-1 showing a successful career to date. Hughes was the 2nd person to go the distance with Clark. Hughes fought Ronnie Clark in 2012, the result was a draw. 3 wins followed where Hughes went on to be the 5th person to beat Andrejs Podusovs, 22nd person to beat Ivan Godor and 39th person to defeat Ibrar Riyaz.
Scott Cardle was next in line for Hughes where unfortunately, he was defeated on April 20th, 2013 taking his record to 8-1-1. Taking the first setback of his career, the April 20th, 2013 Cardle defeat went the full distance and ended via PTS. Hughes's win streak of 8 rose to 11 following 3 great wins, becoming the 5th person to go the distance with Michael Mooney, 2nd person to stop Imre Nagy and 10th person to beat Andy Harris.
Hughes went into his next career fight with a record of 11-1-1 and took this to 12 wins with a win against Qasim Hussain on May 9th, 2014. Becoming the first person to stop Qasim Hussain, Hughes beat Hussain via TKO in the 2nd round of a 4 round fight. Hughes then went on to fight 6th person to go the distance with Martin joseph Ward and 24th person to defeat Kakhaber Avetisian in his next 2 ensuring his record was 13-1-2
Hughes lost to Martin joseph Ward in his next fight. Taking place on April 11th, 2015, Hughes's career record after this fight stood at 13-2-2. Hughes's fight against Martin joseph Ward was Hughes's first stoppage defeat. This came via RTD in the 5th round of a 10 round fight. Taking his record to 15 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws, Hughes then went on to win a further 2 fights.
On April 16th, 2016, Hughes went into action again and beat Fonz Alexander taking the winning record to 16 wins. In 2016 Hughes fought his next opponent in Fonz Alexander. A challenging 6 round fight that ended in Hughes's favour as the judges awarded Hughes the PTS victory. Hughes was the 7th person to defeat Alexander.
Taking another knock in his career, Hughes fought Martin joseph Ward on March 25th, 2017 and was defeated by Ward. This latest challenge for Hughes proved to be too much for him, taking a UD loss to the better technical fighter over the 12 rounds and leaving Hughes wondering which direction his career will head next.