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Hughie Fury will face Joseph Parker for the WBO heavyweight title on April 1st in New Zealand, and Hughie’s trainer and father Peter Fury may not be able to be in his sons corner due to immigration problems as his previous criminal record may not allow him access to the country.
Originally Frank Warren was hoping to bring the WBO champion over to the UK and host the event at the Manchester arena, however Parker’s promoters, Duco Events won the purse bid with a figure of £3 million.
The bout location was then up in arms as it was announced it could well end up being held in Singapore, however that is no longer the case. This is nothing new to Peter Fury as he wasn’t allowed access to the U.S when his nephew, Tyson Fury fought Steve Cunningham.
In 1995 Peter Fury was jailed for ten years for possession and intent to supply Amphetamines, however his underground empire continued to operate as Fury still ran his illegal business behind bars.
In 2008 he was then jailed for a further two years for drug related money laundering, it was revealed he had set up a business network using over 12 different names and bank accounts in England, America, Spain, Belgium and Ireland.
The New Zealand immigration have said he will have to apply for a special exemption allowing him to gain access to the country, and they will have to consider all options. Meaning there is potentially a chance he wont be in the corner of his son on Hughie’s first world title shot.