Peter Fury

Higgins and Fury make peace

Peter Fury and David Higgins have made their peace with the British boxing trainer saying there was nothing personal in their ugly spat.

Higgins, the promoter of WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, was thrown out of the opening press conference of fight week when he angrily confronted Fury over the lack of a neutral referee for Sunday's fight in Manchester (NZT).

Fury, the father and trainer of Parker's opponent Hughie Fury, fired off an expletive-riddled volley of abuse at Higgins as the Kiwi was escorted out of the plush London hotel by security guards.

Parker trickier than Wladimir Klitschko- Peter Fury

Peter Fury masterminded his nephew Tyson Fury's stunning win over Klitschko in December 2015, a result that blew the division open after 11 years of dominance by the giant Ukrainian.

Now Peter Fury is hoping his son Hughie will beat WBO champion Parker in Manchester on Sunday (NZT) and return the belt to the family.

Peter Fury might have been rudely dismissive of Parker's promoter David Higgins in an expletive riddled send-off as they argued over the British referee controlling this fight, but he had nothing but praise for the 25-year-old New Zealand boxer.