On May 6th, Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KO’s) faces the toughest challenge of his career when he meets Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KO’s) for the WBO heavyweight championship of the world in Auckland, New Zealand.

In this highly anticipated clash of two unbeaten young heavyweights, the hard hitting Parker, 25 will be looking to impress after winning the belt courtesy of a close majority decision win over Andy Ruiz Jr (29-1, 19KO) last time out.

Hughiewas in confident mood and he told us that although he accepts that this a step up in class, he is feeling strong and ready. He is looking forward to his big opportunity and isn’t fazed by Parker’s fearsome knockout ratio and his home town advantage.

In this interview we discuss the fight in more detail, assess some of the technical aspects of the match up and look ahead to the biggest night of Hughie’s career. – Interview by Aky Karim. @akykarim8416