Peter Fury set to miss son Hughie fight Joseph Parker after being denied New Zealand visa
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 22/03/17 9:22am
Peter Fury is set to miss his son Hughie fight Joseph Parker for the WBO heavyweight title after being denied a New Zealand visa.
The bout is scheduled to take place at the Vector Arena in Auckland on May 6 and Parker's promoters Duco Events have said that it will still go ahead as planned.
Fury had applied for a visa using the "special direction" exemption but Immigration New Zealand confirmed in a statement that they had declined his entry.
The statement said: "Mr Fury was ineligible for a visa unless granted a special direction.
"His case was fully considered and all representations submitted on Mr Fury's behalf were taken into account before a decision was made to decline his request for a special direction."
Parker's promoters Duco Events said on Twitter that the fight will still be taking place.
The tweet said: "The WBO Heavyweight Title fight between Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury is still going ahead as planned."