Hughie Fury hopes for Joshua unification bout

Hughie Fury is “massively confident” he can beat Joseph Parker in New Zealand and set up an all-British heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fury, who is looking to emulate his cousin Tyson in becoming a world champion, is unfazed at the prospect of fighting for the WBO title away from home in Auckland on May 6.

“Hopefully Joshua comes through and I come through and then [a unification bout] would be a great fight for British fans,” Fury told sportinglife.com.

“The heavyweight division is buzzing at the moment and it’s great to be part of it. I have a tough fight coming up against Parker but if I win then I’ll be in a great position.”

Parker will be making the first defence of the title he won in December against Andy Ruiz Jr and Fury is aware of the threat the undefeated champions poses.

But with father and coach Peter Fury given a special visitor’s visa to travel to New Zealand, the 22-year-old believes he will be taking the WBO belt back to Manchester.

“I rate Parker – he’s one of the best heavyweights out there,” he said.

“He’s young, hungry, skillful, but so am I so it should be a cracking fight. It doesn’t matter where the fight is, the outcome will be the same.

“Maybe when I get there it will sink in more but I’m a very calm person anyway so I’m just looking forward to getting there and getting acclimatised.

“I am massively confident that I can go there and cause an upset. I wouldn’t be going all that way if I thought I couldn’t win and bring the belt back to Manchester.

“It’s my first world title fight but my dad has been through it all with Tyson so it’s great to have him there with me.

“We are a great team and since he started training me from the age of 15, I have never lost a fight when he has been in my corner.”

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