Tyson Fury’s sparring partner Johnny Fisher believes the Gypsy King is the complete heavyweight and should have Deontay Wilder’s number again in their trilogy clash next month.
Romford prospect Fisher (3-0, 3 KOs) has been drafted in for sparring at Fury’s training camp in Morecambe this week, as the WBC champion prepares for his third meeting with Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9.
Fury has been passing on his wisdom to the Essex hope who feels the experience has been hugely beneficial in his own development.
“He has this way of pressurising you without doing too much work just through his sheer size, his build, his anatomy,” Fisher told Sky Sports. “The pressure, the skill, the punch output, the angles he throws his hands from are not like a conventional heavyweight. He is the whole package – he can move, he can box, he can punch, he’s strong, he has the brain, the height and the reach. He is a nightmare to spar!
“It is unbelievable to share the ring with Tyson. He has a ring craft like nobody I’ve ever seen. I’m holding my own. But he is a different level, obviously. He is levels and levels above what I’m doing, at the minute. But this is how you get better. You spar people at the pinnacle, and you can’t get anyone better than Fury. To do some rounds with him is great for my development.
“Everything he is doing in sparring is geared towards the Wilder fight. I sparred how I normally spar. They know I’m an aggressive, come-forward fighter and those are the qualities they need.
“Wilder is the most dangerous puncher who has ever lived but, after seeing what Fury did to him last time, I can’t see why he wouldn’t do that again.
“On Fury’s day, he is the most talented boxer in the world with the best skill-set.”
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