16 May 2017

Fury camp adamant they'll meet Parker this year

12:33 pm on 16 May 2017

Hughie Fury's father and trainer Peter Fury is adamant his son will get a shot at Joseph Parker's WBO world heavyweight title.

Hughie Fury and Joseph Parker

Hughie Fury and Joseph Parker Photo: Supplied / Photosport

The English boxer pulled out of his mandatory challenge for the WBO belt against Parker at the 11th hour last month, citing a back injury as the reason.

The 25-year-old Parker then had to fight Romanian Razvan Cojanu in his first title defence - resulting in an unspectacular unamimous decsion the way of Parker.

Fury and his cousin, former undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, both face a UK Anti Doping hearing relating to allegations the two returned positive tests for banned substances last year.

Both fighters were suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control following the allegations but Hughie Fury has just had his boxing license reinstated.

The hearing was postponed on the weekend due to a conflict of interest involving a panel member.

Taking to social media this morning, Peter Fury says Hughie still remains the WBO's mandatory challenger for Parker, despite the New Zealander chasing fights with other boxers like fellow Brit, Tony Bellew.

Peter Fury says his son will likely fight twice this year, including the mandatory challenge against Parker.

A new date for the UKAD hearing is yet to be set.