Tyson Fury wants a ringside seat when Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg fight on Saturday night.
The heavyweight world champion is determined to watch cousins Hosea Burton and Isaac Lowe in action on the undercard, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
And with Frampton and Quigg both his “pals”, Fury is expecting to be given a prime seat to watch the super-bantamweight world title clash.
“I will be in Manchester,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’ll be ringside – providing Eddie Hearn gets me in or there is a spare ticket knocking around!
“Do I need to ask for a ticket? I am sure that if the heavyweight champion of the world can’t get in and watch a boxing match, there’s a problem.”
Hearn is expecting Fury to join a growing list of British boxing superstars at the Manchester Arena – that could include Anthony Joshua, Amir Khan and Kell Brook- for the long-awaited battle between Frampton and Quigg.
Fury was at cousin Lowe’s fight on a Matchroom card in Leeds in September and the promoter is expecting the heavyweight champion – who is still waiting for a confirmation date and venue for his second fight with Wladimir Klitschko – to be there.
“From the boxing world, it’ll be pretty much a who’s who of British boxing,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“Everyone’s intrigued by the fight and everyone wants to sample the atmosphere. I’m sure you’ll see a few faces from film, sport, media and music all in the crowd as well.”
Fury has never boxed at the Manchester Arena as a professional after the withdrawal of David Haye from two heavyweight fights at the venue that were also due to be screened on Sky Sports Box Office.
But even with “Wembley Stadium or the UAE” the preferred venue for his Klitschko follow-up fight, the Mancunian-born fighter is looking forward to being part of a big British boxing night.
“It’s definitely a cracking arena to go and watch a fight in,” he said.
“I was scheduled to fight there a couple of times myself but for whatever reason they didn’t happen but it is a very, very, very good arena when it’s full.
“They are both pals of mine, Quigg and Frampton, so for me it doesn’t really matter who wins as long as they give the fans a great fight.
“To be honest, it’s one of those pick ’em fights. It could be down to who the judges like and who has the best gameplan on the night.”