Kevin Barry has set his sights on an unlikely 'family revenge' bout between Joseph Parker and Tyson Fury, should Parker overcome cousin Hughie tomorrow morning in Manchester.

Trainer Barry said despite the furore at recent press conferences, he has a cordial relationship with the Fury family and is confident a fight with the currently suspended world champion could get over the line.

"Tyson Fury is training at the moment, he's getting himself in shape. If we were to beat Hughie Fury tomorrow, there's a very, very strong chance that we could entice Tyson Fury to fight Joseph Parker sometime next year," Barry told Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch.

"If it were to take place, it would happen here in Manchester at Old Trafford Stadium and would be a massive event.


"If Joe was to knock out Tyson's cousin, and Joe's wearing the belt, don't you think there would be some family pride there in wanting to get revenge?

"The whole world is waiting for Tyson Fury to come back... he has massive support here in the UK and is a legend in Manchester. That's definitely an option for us next year, providing we get the result tomorrow night."

Fury had his license stripped late last year and was charged with a doping offence by the UK's anti-doping body in June 2016. He currently has no boxing licence.

Nicknamed the Gypsy King, the 6ft9 colossus stunned the sport when he became world champion in late 2015, beating Wladimir Klitschko on points in an epic bout.

But he relinquished his WBO and WBA world heavyweight belts in October 2016 to concentrate on recovery from mental health issues, whilst being plagued by drug allegations and concern over his 'homophobic and sexist' views.

Before Christmas 2016, Peter Fury announced that Tyson would aim to return to boxing in 2017 - with a possible bout against Deontay Wilder on the cards.

But the British Boxing Board of Control - who had suspended Fury in October - rejected the date put forward and their General Secretary Robert Smith revealed they had heard nothing from the Gypsy King since the ban.

In July, Fury wrote on his Instagram: "been very blessed in my life & career achieve the upmost in boxing, was a epic journey along the way. Thanks to all the fans that supported & believed in me along the way,

"Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. THE END."

But fast forward to September and he's changed his tune again, writing on September 19: '"How long must I be held up and kept out of action?"

"Clear my name and let me return to my former glory. I'm innocent, set me free!"

Ukad refused to comment on his ongoing case, adding there is no timescale for its investigation - so a return to the ring doesn't look likely anytime soon.