Tyson Fury reveals what happened when he sparred Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury has opened up on his sparring session with Anthony Joshua .

The pair traded blows before Joshua turned professional with both men going on to become heavyweight world champions.

Joshua now reigns as the WBA, IBF and WBO champion while Fury challenges Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt on December 1.

And Fury was dismissive of his countryman’s style when they shared the ring.

"We’ve had a spar before, amateur boxer he was at the time, he had a good couple of rounds then i started hitting him round the body," he told Showtime .

"He was like this, lifting his legs up in the corner, there were 10 people in the gym who saw it.

"I’m there with my hands down, 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."

Joshua had been in negotiations to fight Wilder this year but the world champions were unable to reach a deal.

Fury stepped in and will bid to win the only title that has eluded him in his career thus far.

The 30-year-old became the unified champion when he outpointed Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015.

But he was later stripped of his belts as his life descended into a cocktail of drink and drugs.

Fury returned this summer after a two-and-year hiatus however with victories over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta.

Those low-key successes catapulted him into a fight with Wilder in Los Angeles.

Victory over Wilder could propel Fury into a fight with Joshua at Wembley in April – unless Wilder activates the rematch clause in the contract.

Should Wilder win, it would set up a mouthwatering clash in the spring with Joshua.

Who would win the fight?


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