Anthony Joshua Tells Tyson Fury He’s ‘More Than Welcome’ To Train And Spar With Him
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed to step into the ring together.
But not in the way many fans probably have hoped. Joshua recently responded to Fury’s offer to train the former unified heavyweight champion. He said he’s up to spar.
“Yeah lovely mate, [he can train me], if he takes no money for it. I don’t know if he’s after a quid or two,’” Joshua told IFL TV.
“He’s more than welcome to come through the doors, he can even spar with me as well. I need a coach that’s lived it, breathed it, so it’ll be perfect. That’ll be the easiest way to get him in the ring. I’ll set up a camera, Eddie [Hearn] will be there with a few cameras running it on Facebook or YouTube.”
Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion, is coming off a win over historied rival Deontay Wilder. Fury was previously in talks to fight Joshua, a fellow British boxer, but Wilder exercised his right to a contracted third fight.
Joshua recently lost the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles to underdog Oleksandr Usyk. He activated his rematch clause with the Ukrainian boxer and is targeted to meet again in spring 2022.
Since then, Joshua has been shopping for a new trainer.
“I believe that if I trained Anthony Joshua for the fight with Usyk, then he’d definitely win the fight,” Fury previously told Fox Sports Australia.
“I’m offering my services to him – for me to train him for his rematch. And I guarantee he would win. I’d get him to fight like a big man.”