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Roach: Joshua is Best in Division, But Better Beware of Tyson Fury

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has revealed that he made up with heavyweight contender Tyson Fury.

Roach had assisted Fury with last year's camp to prepare for the December fight with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Wilder and Fury ended in a controversial twelve round split draw.

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In the aftermath of that fight, Roach was very critical with the way Fury's corner was run and the overall strategy for the fight. Roach worked the corner as a cutman, with Ben Davison running things as head coach.

But Roach recently received a call from Fury and they mended any broken fences.

Fury is scheduled to return on June 15th, in a battle with Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Tyson has called me to ask if he can use my gym again when he moves camp from England to Los Angeles. Of course he can. I like Tyson and he's always been polite with me," Roach told Daily Mail.

"The Wild Card gym is all he has requested so far. Last time he took me for a steak dinner as my fee for helping out so we will see if he does the same again."

Roach admits that he still views IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua as the best boxer at the weight, but cautions that Fury is a very serious threat to his reign.

"I like Joshua a lot. I see him as the best heavyweight in the world, ahead of Wilder and Fury. But I would warn him to be careful of Tyson because he can fight. Really fight," Roach said.

Joshua is scheduled to fight on June 1, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. No opponent has been finalized at the moment, as challenger Jarrell Miller fell out after failing three drug tests.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Adamsc151 on 04-29-2019

I'm not sure Joyce'll ever get the opportunity, which is a shame as he seems a decent bloke. If he does get the chance, he's tailor made for Fury to look slick against. He's a bit of an unstoppable force…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=Adamsc151;19693283]Hopefully that's the case, it would be a decent fight. Plus there's the narrative of Fury getting revenge for his younger cousin, Bob'll spin the hell out of that one.[/QUOTE]Joe Joyce signed with Warren, who already has a deal with…

Comment by Adamsc151 on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19687220]Arum knows what he's doing with Fury! He's gonna make him a star in the U.S.! He'll give him something better in the 2nd one, probably Pulev![/QUOTE] Hopefully that's the case, it would be a decent fight. Plus there's the…

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 04-25-2019

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;19690671]Parker is 5 inches shorter than Fury with 1/5 of the skills and ability.[/QUOTE] And a much better engine than Fury... Fury took breaks and got punished for it against Wilder. AJ is technically far more sound than Wilder was

Comment by denium on 04-25-2019

[QUOTE=Drew Bundini Br;19687013]Nonsense!! FURY ran from WILDER rematch because after getting put on his azz 2x he knew he would be carried out of ring in a second fight. JOSHUA priced himself out of a WILDER fight because they can't…

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