Tyson Fury has accepted Anthony Joshua’s offer to spar before his rematch with Deontay Wilder.
Fury is due to face Wilder for the second time in his career on February 22, 2020. Joshua, meanwhile, is seeking a new opponent after reclaiming his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr earlier this month.
In an interview with Sky Sports on Tuesday, Joshua paid tribute to Fury and called his heavyweight rival a ‘real boxing connoisseur’.
And Joshua also said he would be happy to help Fury in his preparation for his fight against Wilder next year.
‘I think Tyson would fight me quicker than Wilder would,’ said Joshua.
‘Fury if you need me for sparring. I sparred Tyson Fury when we were kids.
‘I’ll go out to America and spar Tyson Fury to get him ready for this Wilder fight.’
Fury offered a quick response to Joshua and accepted his invitation.
‘I’ve just seen the video of Joshua on Sky Sports saying he’d love to come and help me in camp and that I’d fight him quicker than Wilder, that’s for sure,’ Fury said on Instagram.
‘When I beat Wilder I will fight you AJ, no problem.
‘I’d love to have you in camp, mush.
‘Really, really love to have you in camp workout for this fight and give Deontay Wilder a proper beating.
‘I’d love to, I hope you mean it because I’ve love to have you in training camp with me.
‘Thanks very much by the way and well done in your last fight.
Congratulations and fair play.’