Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

Joseph Parker insists he will NEVER fight friend Tyson Fury despite New Zealander closing in on title shot

, Joseph Parker insists he will NEVER fight friend Tyson Fury despite New Zealander closing in on title shot

JOSEPH PARKER insists he’ll never fight training partner Tyson Fury – despite his bid to become a two-time heavyweight champion.

The former WBO titleholder has been one of Fury’s main training partners in Morecambe over the last few months.

Joseph Parker has been one of Tyson Fury’s main training partners over the last few months
Parker has been a sparring partner of the WBC heavyweight champ

, Joseph Parker insists he will NEVER fight friend Tyson Fury despite New Zealander closing in on title shot

But the Kiwi insists he’d never fight the hospitable Gypsy King

But the New Zealander would shelve his own ambitions of becoming a two-time heavyweight champ if it meant he’d have to face his good pal.

During an appearance on talkSPORT, he said: “We have a great relationship. He treats me like a younger brother, his whole family looks after me.

I’ve based myself here in Morecambe now. I’ve stayed in his house, I’m using his gym.

“I think I’ll never fight him. I’ll let him do his thing and fight everyone else.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Parker, 30, would prefer to compete for one of the other belts if the opportunity to fight Fury for his WBC strap came to fruition.

He said: “I’ll try to go another path and do my best to win the other belts if I can.”

JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply)

Parker is already back in full training following his unanimous decision victory over Derek Chisora last month.

And the Kiwi killer is helping Fury prepare for his second defence of the WBC strap

He said: “I’m back into training, back into training camp with Tyson.

“We’ve got Sonny Bill Williams here doing some training for his fight, David Nyika back on board. It’s great to be back training.”

Fury, 33, plans to defend his title on March 26 but a deal to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte has not yet been finalised.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

And co-promoter Bob Arum has hinted The Gypsy King could end up facing unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk next.

During an appearance on talkSPORT, the 90-year-old said: “It is total chaos.

, Joseph Parker insists he will NEVER fight friend Tyson Fury despite New Zealander closing in on title shot

Tysion Fury plans to defend his WBC heavyweight title on March 26

“What’s happening is just promises coming out of the Middle East about doing a unified fight with Usyk and Fury, and is Dillian Whyte gonna step aside.

“And people that have absolutely no contractual ties – like Frank Warren’s Queensberry and our Top Rank do – are getting involved.

“It’s a typical terrible kind of situation, but hopefully it’ll get sorted out and probably it will get sorted out with a purse bid on Friday.”

FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

World Cup 2022

LIONEL MESSI yelled at “stupid” Dutch rival Wout Weghorst in a post-match interview after tense scenes in the World Cup quarter-final. Argentina beat Holland...

World Cup 2022

PABLO ZABALETA was one of the best right-backs in world football, winning five major trophies with Manchester City and playing for Argentina as they...

World Cup 2022

SPORTS journalist Grant Wahl has collapsed and died while covering the World Cup in Qatar – just weeks after being detained over wearing a...

World Cup 2022

THREE LIONS mascot Dave the Cat is coming home – after being adopted by England heroes John Stones and Kyle Walker. England heroes Stones...

World Cup 2022

IF HARRY MAGUIRE reckons he can simply rock up and dominate Olivier Giroud, then he will get a shock. Giroud is the perfect team...

World Cup 2022

ENGLAND Wag Annie Kilner kits herself out in a plunging swimsuit — but hopes it’s her partner Kyle Walker who makes a splash tonight....

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement