Tyson Fury’s trainer Ben Davison has moved swiftly to deny rumours that Fury (27-0, 19 KO’s) knocked out fellow Brit and Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KO’s) in sparring.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is preparing for his WBC World heavyweight title showdown with Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO’s) in Big Bear, California, and has also seen British cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie (10-0, 7 KO’s) travel out for sparring ahead of his quest to reclaim the heavyweight throne.
However, recent rumours have circulated that during a sparring session Fury knocked out Joyce – and Davison has taken to social media to deny those rumours.
He said: “Some rumours about Tyson and Joe sparring, not true, joe is a class act, has helped massively in preparation, and he is a force to be reckoned with. Nobody got knocked out. Rumours = False.”
Some rumours about tyson and joe sparring, not true, joe is a class act, has helped massively in preparation, and he is a force to be reckoned with. Nobody got knocked out.
Rumours = false ❌
— Ben Davison (@BenDavison_) November 4, 2018
Davison went on to reply to several tweets to further deny the rumours, and remains fully focused on preparing Fury for his first attempt at regaining a World title since returning to the ring in June of this year after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus from the sport.
Last week Joyce, who claimed the Commonwealth heavyweight title in only his fourth professional bout, posted on social media endorsing Fury as the “the most talented [boxer] I’ve been in the ring with.”
I am getting the best possible work right now, I feel better than ever sparring Tyson, making me a better fighter as he is the most talented I’ve been in the ring with, which brings the best out of me. You would pay good money to see these spars! #teamuk 🇬🇧 #THEJUGGERNAUT pic.twitter.com/MZTtIZEYAz
— Joe Joyce (@JoeJoyce_1) October 27, 2018
Neither Joyce or Fury have commented on the situation, however, Joyce has retweeted Davison’s tweet as the Fury camp look to quash this speculation as soon as possible.
Article by: Andi Purewal
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