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Parker, Fury Final Press Conference Explodes Over Referee Pick

The promoter of WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker had a heated confrontation with Peter Fury at the press conference to promote Saturday's fight between Parker and Fury's son, Hughie.

Parker's promoter David Higgins did not ta ke his seat at the top table but walked directly to the Furys to complain about the referee scheduled to oversee the fight between Kiwi Parker and Fury.

The referee is presently Britain's Terry O'Connor and one of the three judges is also scheduled to be British.

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As Higgins was escorted away by security Peter Fury, father and trainer of Hughie, flew into a rage. He got to his feet and shouted: "Take another line, d***head. You're rattled. Who gives a f*** about you? Or your bodyguards? I come from the streets. F*** off d***head. Let the men fight. Bloody dummy."

Peter Fury also trains his son Hughie and nephew Tyson. Before his defeat of Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 the Furys threatened to withdraw because of the ring's "soft" canvas.

Peter Fury said: "Mick (Fury's promoter Mick Hennessey) says Higgins is threatening to pull out of the fight and he wants to run away to New Zealand with the money. We hear all this rubbish talk, and he comes in here and says 'What about the referee?'

"This is what I can do with fair play. Joseph Parker mutually picked the gloves, the ring has been checked and approved by both people, the dressing room, everything, spot on. I want my son to win a world title with no hidden agendas.

"Furthermore, we've written to the (British) Boxing Board of Control, and they're looking to oblige and change things around. We've requested it as well. That's all we can do."

New Zealand's Parker, 25, said: ""I have a great team behind me who focus on all the noise. There's not many distractions coming my way. I'm in great shape, so there's no excuses. It's nothing to do with me. He's my promoter and I'm not really sure what that's about."

Hughie Fury said: "I don't get involved in the politics. I leave that to my team. I concentrate on the boxing. Everything's gone so well. I'm super confident."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 09-19-2017

Ref or judge will not matter, H Fury is the third coming of Ali and the second coming of Tyson Fury. The whole division loses to the Gyps.

Comment by Jkp on 09-18-2017

[QUOTE=thack;18064090]The fight is a farce and O'connor makes it more so.Terry would try to seal and steal victory from Parker by splitting them up every time they got close .'The Pig' is bad news.[/QUOTE] Is referee a cousin of fury…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 09-18-2017

The promoters acting like fools and both fighters humble and respectful. Have to say it's a bit odd having a British referee and a British judge, but Parker wants to make that big money he has to make some allowances.…

Comment by Pusnuts on 09-18-2017

New Zealand champ. Like Canada and USA. He's going to smash flimsy young Hughie to bits anyway so judges won't be required. The self righteousness is nearly trumpian from dirty Pete fury though.

Comment by b d w on 09-18-2017

Parker and his team do have legitimate concerns over the set-up for this fight, however having your promoter turn up steaming drunk and tiotally bongoed out of his mind for the presser isn't a good look either, it denotes weakness…

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