Joshua Vs Parker: Tyson Fury Will Not e Sparring With Joseph Parker Ahead Of Unification Clash With Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury will not be used as one of Joseph Parker’s sparring partners as he gets ready for his heavyweight unification showdown with Anthony Joshua.
Fury and Parker struck up an unlikely friendship while the New Zealander was in the UK to face Tyson’s cousin Hughie last September.
After the unbeaten WBO titlist signed to meet Joshua in Cardiff on March 31, Fury offered to help him in his preparation for the Principality Stadium showdown.
“Tyson put his hand up to help us in the last two weeks once we arrived,” Barry told Sky Sports News.
“Really, two weeks out, we don’t need to be getting in there with a 6ft 9in Tyson Fury!
“Tyson’s a great friend of our team and we appreciate all the support he gives us, but that just doesn’t work out for us.”
Parker is currently training in Las Vegas ahead of the March 31 clash. The New Zealander, who is unbeaten in 24 professional fights, is the heavy underdog against Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA and lesser-recognised IBO belts.
Fury, meanwhile, is back in the gym, training ahead of proposed comeback after more than two years out of the ring.