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Tyson Fury Offers To Be Parker's Sparring Partner For Joshua Fight

Tyson Fury is ready to help his friend, WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, prepare for the upcoming showdown with WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Joshua and Parker are set for a unification bout at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on March 31 in a hotly anticipated clash.

Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) and Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) have been trading words for some time - and Fury has picked Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) to win the March contest.

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A few days ago, Parker mentioned the possibility of having Fury walk him down to the ring.

“I might give him a text and say, ‘Bro, do you want to walk in with me?’, ” Parker told London’s Daily Mail. “He may just walk in with me or he may just sit in the front row and watch the fight. But I know I have a lot of support from Tyson, which is awesome.”

And Fury is looking to take things one step further by becoming one of Parker's sparring partners.

"Joseph Parker, I've got a show on the night your boxing in England but if you want I'll come spar you when your in the UK training for the fight... it will help both me and you, you won't find better sparing than me I promise you. Let me know," Fury stated on social media.

Fury's support for Parker has not bothered Joshua at all.

He actually embraced the idea of Fury taking part in the event by walking Parker to the ring.

"It's good. It brings attention to the sport," Joshua told Sky Sports News about Fury attending his upcoming unification fight against Parker.

"It will be interesting because I am sure Fury will try and do a little tag-team and do a few rounds for him. He's just got that in his locker.

"No matter what he says outwardly, he has a lot of underlying respect for me and that's just as a far as I know but I just take it with a pinch of salt. "I don't take anything from him to heart and if he wants he is welcome to walk to the ring."

Fury, who has been inactive since shocking Wladimir Klitschko with an upset twelve round decision in November 2015, is currently in training for a potential ring return on a date in April. He recently applied to reclaim his license to box from the British Boxing Board of Control.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larry mustafa on 01-18-2018

How would your style help him prepare for Joshua?

Comment by Akutalee on 01-18-2018

Does that change anything?

Comment by _Rexy_ on 01-18-2018

[QUOTE=TheBigLug;18416933]That pic is 4 months old. Fury has lost quite a bit of weight already[/QUOTE] Oh I know he has, I’m just saying he still has a long way to go. I don’t know how I feel about the fact…

Comment by Switch Hitter93 on 01-18-2018

I'd laugh if parker koes the furious one during sparring putting him off the comeback and he's reduced to jumping into the ring everynow and then at major fights on a coke binge getting trainers in headlocks and spitting at…

Comment by thack on 01-18-2018

Staying relevant means fighting Tyson.

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