Fury Details Sparring Session With AJ

Before Tyson Fury was the lineal world heavyweight champion and before Anthony Joshua was the unified world heavyweight champion, the two would meet to spar prior to the 2012 Olympics.

“We’ve had a spar before,” Fury told Showtime regarding what happened at the time. “He was an Amateur boxer at the time. He had a good couple of rounds. Then I started hitting him around the body.

“He was like this, lifting his legs up in the corner. There were ten people in the gym who saw him do it.

“I’m there with my hands down and flicking him, leaning out of the way. He’s coming forward with big swings. How’s he going to hit me? I said: ‘Go on then, put one on me, I’ll stand still for you’. He just can’t win. It was what it was.”


“He seems pretty spirited, doesn’t he,” Fury said of Joshua calling out the “Gypsy King.” “But when I stood face-to-face with him and said, ‘Do you want to get outside?’ His a*** started flapping. He s*** himself!”

“It doesn’t matter what weight I was at the time. I wasn’t in shape but I’d have taken him outside and kicked his c*** right in for him.

“If a man said that to me – I don’t care if I was unfit or not – he’d be outside and punched. We’d have had to have a fight. Simple. I don’t care who he is or what he is.

“But I said that to him and he didn’t want to know.”

Report: World Boxing News

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