Trainer Peter Fury oversaw the signing of his son’s WBO heavyweight title shot yesterday, beating a deadline set down by President Paco Valcarcel and outlined to WBN on Thursday.
Peter always maintained during the process that there was never any danger of the Parker fight not being signed off despite the World Boxing Organisation’s public stipulation and Fury believes something concrete is on the cards, potentially for Saturday night during the Deontay Wilder v Gerald Washington telecast.
“We’ve only just signed the contracts, but I’m told there could be an announcement during the Wilder v Washington fight in America,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News this weekend.
“I think it’s going to be a pretty good fight. They are evenly matched and it’s going to be very interesting.”
Asked about a date, venue and whether Parker’s promoters at Duco Events asked for a rematch clause, Fury replied: “It’s going to be in New Zealand but I’m not sure on the April 1st date. I think it could be moved. We don’t know the exact date yet, but I believe Duco Events are due to put out all the details very shortly.
“There’s no rematch clause it’s a straightforward fight. If Hughie wins, he takes the belt and that’s the end of it. We’ll move on just the same as Parker will,” outlined Fury.
The fight represents a first world title shot for 22 year-old Hughie, who has racked up 20 wins since joining cousin Tyson Fury in the paid ranks back in 2013.
Hughie has watched on whilst his older family member made all the headlines by beating Wladimir Klitschko to win the unified crown in 2015, although the Parker fight gives the youngster the opportunity to break out in his own right and become the second Fury to claim a recognized belt.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay