Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 early), the cousin of former heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, has Tweeted that he is heading to New Zealand for his challenge to WBO holder Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KOs). Parker’s promoters, Duco Events, won the rights to stage the mandated fight, and it now appears that they have opted to secure home advantage for their charge.
Duco named Auckland on April 1 as the place and date when submitting their winning bid, but there was also talk of other countries, with Singapore and Manchester also thought to be in the running.
Now, though, it appears that Team Fury have accepted that they are facing an awayday for the bout, which was secured courtesy of a $3,000,000 (US dollar) bids, with sixty percent going to the defending titlist.
Duco, though, told Stuff.co.oz that nothing had been finalised yet when they were approached by the publication on Thursday.
— Hughie Lewis Fury (@hughiefury) February 17, 2017