News | Mar 24 2017

Surprise decision gives Hughie Fury boost ahead of world title fight with Joseph Parker

Hughie Fury will not have to travel without his father and trainer
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Hughie-Fury  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

HUGHIE FURY will have his father and trainer, Peter Fury, in his corner when he travels to New Zealand to fight WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker on May 6.

Peter had previously been denied a visa by Immigration New Zealand, but earlier today the Associate Minister of Immigration David Bennett confirmed that the experienced trainer had been granted “special direction” to enter the country.

Bennett said: “This is a national sporting event with worldwide interest, and Mr Fury is the trainer of Hughie Fury.