Anthony Joshua insists sparring with Tyson Fury will help him prepare better

Anthony Joshua insists sparring with Tyson Fury will help him prepare better

Anthony Joshua, the two-time heavyweight champion, is confident that sparring with countryman Tyson Fury would prepare him well for a prospective fight.

The 30-year-old recently reclaimed his titles following his victory over Andy Ruiz after beating the American fighter in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

It would be recalled that Ruiz Jr stunned the boxing world after beating the boxer of Nigerian descent after seven rounds in the United States in June.

After his triumph, Joshua has now offered to be Fury's sparring partner ahead of his re-match with WBC champion Deontay Wilder next year.

The Briton told Sky Sports: “It's all for experience at the end of the day. What I learnt from myself and who I am - if I make a mistake once, I don't make it again.

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With Fury, sparring him for the first time, maybe for my benefit I might go in there and just batter him around the ring or he might batter me around the ring.

He added: “If that is the case, I know I can take my notes and go back when I'm ready to fight him and correct all my wrongs.

Everyone's like 'you wouldn't do it' but no one knows how my brain works. Everyone talks from their own experiences and I can only talk from my own.

So when I say I'll go and spar Fury, it's because I have a plan in my mind that no one will really understand. “I’ll beat him.”

Once Joshua offered to help, Fury did not hesitate to accept the gesture, telling his domestic foe that he would “love” to have him in camp.

While reacting to the offer, he said on his post over the social media “When I beat Wilder, I will fight you AJ, no problem.

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I would love to have you in camp, really really love to have in camp work out for this fight and give Deontay Wilder a proper beating.

I hope you mean it, because I'd love to have you in training camp with me.”

Both Wilder and Fury will face off for the second time at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on February 22 after their first bout ended in a draw.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are expected to share the boxing ring but as sparring partners for the Gypsy King's heavyweight bout against Deontay Wilder in February 2020.

Joshua proposed to help his countryman prepare for the rematch with the American fighter for the WBC belt in the next two months.

However, the 31-year-old was said to have accepted the offer who admitted he would love to have the two-time heavyweight champion in his camp.

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