Joseph Parker is hoping that Tyson Fury can attend his WBO title defence against his cousin Hughie Fury.
Parker will be defending his belt for the first time against British boxer Hughie Fury in Auckland come May 6.
And his cousin Tyson has announced he would be returning to boxing soon, after overcoming his personal problems and the New Zealand boxer will welcome him to watch him fight.
“He will get a good reception,” Parker exclusively told Sky Sports. “He’s the man who beat the champ, so in everyone’s eyes he is still the champ in recess.
“It will be great to have him there, great to have him down in New Zealand. We exchanged messages on Twitter, but it will be good to meet him. People love him.
“We’ve got some great support from the Fury team in the past, so I think it will be great to meet them.”