Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is hoping cousin and training partner Hughie can reclaim one of his old belts in New Zealand next month.
Hughie battles world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker on May 6, although Tyson was unsure whether he’d even be breathing by then in order to watch the youngster in his quest to emulate him.
Speaking to Steve Lillis of BoxNation at Flanagan v Petrov fight week, Fury was first asked about preparations and the fight itself, to which he replied: “Hughie’s looking good, he’s training hard and everything’s going to plan – so far, so good.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s in New York, Hong Kong or China. It’s a boxing match at the end of the day and whoever wants it the most will win it.
“Boxing is in the mind anyway, it’s not in the physical body or how good or bad you are.
“It will definitely be a first. Two world heavyweight champions from England (from the same family). I don’t think it will be done again, put it that way.
“Of course it would mean a lot, it would mean the world to me,” he added before then giving a mind-boggling response to being quizzed on whether he’ll actually be there to cheer Hughie on.
“I’ll go over there, providing I’m alive or whatever. God willing I’ll be there,” said Fury.
Fury, 28, has had a recent history of mental problems, and been dealing with depression, but was thought to be in a better place since getting back to training.
A proposed comeback has seemingly fallen apart, and whilst Fury still has plenty of time left in his career, the former world ruler is seemingly no closer to a return to action.