Exclusive: Peter Fury’s lawyers in process of New Zealand visa bid
Peter Fury is hoping to travel to New Zealand four weeks before son Hughie tackles Joseph Parker away from home for the WBO heavyweight title.
Fury, who has had past problems travelling to certain countries, wants to be by Hughie’s side all the way as the 22 year-old aims to follow cousin Tyson as a recognized world champion.
“My lawyers are in the process of applying for my visa so that will be determined very soon,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Hopefully we can get it resolved as we need to go over there around four weeks before. That’s what we are looking to do and that’s why the visa application is going in immediately.
“It’s all systems go and I’ve got good lawyers in New Zealand who are working with my English lawyers back here, so they are fully on it and it will hopefully be sorted out soon.
Hughie has gone undefeated in 20 contests on his way to becoming the World Boxing Organisation’s number one contender and will be looking to win back Tyson’s old belt on a date to be confirmed.
Tyson picked up the WBO, IBF, WBA and IBO belts when defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, although has since taken time off the sport indefinitely.
Previously, Peter had informed WBN he hopes to see Tyson back in the ring this year, although nothing has yet been rubberstamped as Hughie gears up for his own shot at glory.