WBO World Heavyweight mandatory challenger Hughie Fury believes he is destined to become Champion of the World when he faces Joseph Parker.

The unbeaten Manchester fighter is due to meet Parker in the coming months, and he is confident of becoming the first man to defeat the New Zealander.

Speaking exclusively to BoxNation, he said: “It’s a really good fight. I rate Parker as one of the best Heavyweights out there at the minute. But I believe I am the best Heavyweight out there and I’m going to prove that!”

In December, Parker overcame Andy Ruiz on a tight majority decision at the Vector Arena in Auckland. “There were a lot of things that gave me encouragement,” continued Fury, “but you just can’t go off that fight.

“He’s a good, young talent. I believe when I beat him he can come back and win another World Title. It doesn’t matter what he brings. Whatever he brings I’ve got an answer for it!”

Hughie’s cousin Tyson dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, causing a huge upset to become top dog in the division. According to the 22-year-old, training alongside Tyson will be hugely beneficial come fight night.

“I’ve had the experience when Tyson fought for his World Title. I’ve had the best sparring in the world. I’m mentally ready now. I had my first fight at 11-years-old in the amateurs. I sacrificed all the going out and partying - what a normal teenager has.

“It’s always been 100% boxing for me. My goal is to become a World Champion, Tyson’s done it - now I’m next in line,” he added.

Watch the full interview below: