- Publish Date
- Sunday, 21 February 2021, 6:00AM
David Higgins has one of the most fascinating minds in New Zealand sport with a cunning intelligence and the balls to continually bet big on himself, and win.
In 2009 with no boxing experience and little money, he engineered the Fight of the Century between David Tua and Shane Cameron which became the first pay-per-view event held in New Zealand.
What followed has been a foray into boxing with former world champion heavyweight fighter Joseph Parker. Littered along the way are some incredible stories including losing control at the infamous Hughie Fury press conference in London and how he feared for his life in the aftermath and how he manufactured a multi-million dollar pay day for Parker in a dream bout with Anthony Joshua.
We also delve into his background growing up in poverty and his subsequent relationship with money, celebrity speaking events and creating Unicorns with Duco Events.
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