World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has offered to help Tyson Fury in the preparation for his upcoming fight against Deontay Wilder!
Next year we should finally get to see Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have their long-awaited rematch! The first time the two men met was December 2018 and the match ended a draw. However, since the fight, a lot of people have come out and said they thought Fury deserved to win.
After the fight, many people called for a re-match between the two men. They have been regarded by a lot of boxing fans as the two best heavyweights in the world, even better than Anthony Joshua.
However, after Fury signed a 5 fight deal contract with ESPN, it got a lot more difficult to agree to a fight. Since all of this happened Anthony Joshua has lost and won back his WBO IBF and WBA belts from Andy Ruiz Jr. Now there is pressure on him to also fight Wilder so they can unify the belt.
But again the same issue is arising between these two men with signing contracts. It now seems though that a fight between Fury and Wilder is on for February 22nd, 2020. It is set to be in Las Vegas with Wilders belt on the line also.
– AJ offers to spar with Fury
– @Tyson_Fury accepts the offer
– Fury calls for AJ after Wilder
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AJ offering to help
Now to fight Wilder and win it’s going to take Fury a lot of hard work and tough training. Part of that will be sparring with people of similar stature and ability as the Bronze Bomber. Obviously, when he’s the world heavyweight champion also, it’s hard to find someone like this unless you can get Anthony Joshua.
AJ offered to help Fury by coming into his camp and sparing with him. The idea behind this is that Fury would fight AJ sooner than Wilder would. So by Joshua helping him beat the American heavyweight, it would me the Fury and Joshua could then have their own fight.
This would be fantastic for the world of boxing and British boxing in particular. One huge super-fight where the winner is the unified world heavyweight champion and is also regardless of the result, a British boxer.
Fury goes into the fight against Wilder as the favourite on Paddy Power. He is priced at 8/13, with the Bronze Bomber at 5/4. The two men to draw again is at a huge 25/1 but this could be a very interesting bet!