Exclusive: Peter Fury confirms Parker date for Hughie on May 6, works on visa
A massive heavyweight clash between Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury has been settled for May 6 in Auckland, New Zealand, Peter Fury informed WBN on Wednesday.
Fury is the WBO’s mandatory contender for the champion and both are currently undefeated through 40 contests.
The fight was signed off a while back, although details of the venue were being ironed out and have now been finalized.
“It’s May the 6th in New Zealand. It’s all done and dusted and we are on with it now,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News.
“We’ve known about it for a few weeks now but this is the first time it’s been officially released. Training is going well and everything is on target.
Asked about his own visa issue and whether he expects to be granted permission to travel, Peter added: “Hopefully we’ll get the visa sorted and be over there. The application still hasn’t gone in yet because there is a lot of paperwork to gather.
On the possibility of taking young heavyweight prospect Con Sheehan over for the experience, Fury was optimistic after putting in a request with promoters.
“I’ve spoken to Mick (Hennessy) and Frank (Warren) about getting Con on the undercard if possible, so that’s something we’ll be asking Duco Events about,” he added.
Peter has the chance to coach a second world champion following the success of son Hughie’s cousin Tyson in November 2015 when the 28 year-old travelled to Germany to score an upset.
Recent talk of Tyson returning has been filling the headlines, although Peter wouldn’t be drawn on any speculation regarding a possible May 13 comeback.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay