Hughie was born and raised in County Longford, Ireland, as a proud Irish Traveller. He was raised on the site with a very manual labour intensive lifestyle, constantly working on different construction sites, driving a transit van, doing tarmacking and even selling the occasional dog. From the ripe age of 13 he started training as a bare knuckle boxer, following in his Father's footsteps. His first fight was arranged after he called out another local travelling family who had insulted his younger brother, Tommy, which he would go on to win. From there he rose to prominence as a bare knuckle boxer and would eventually go on to travel to Chernarus in order to participate in a fight there, unfortunately for Hughie, the apocalypse would arrive at the same time he did.