Tyson Fury took a light hearted dig at training partner Joseph Parker recently as part of BT Sport’s Training Day feature on Joyce vs Parker, claiming the New Zealander had “taken everything” in Fury’s life.
Parker has lived in Morecambe and trained with Team Fury for the past 18 months, and it was through the ‘Gypsy King’ that he linked up with current trainer Andy Lee.
“Joe’s literally taken everything in my life hasn’t he? He’s took my gym, he’s took my house, he’s took my trainer, he’s took my strength and conditioning coach, he’s took my glove sponsor.”
Fury was in typical jovial form when asked if there was anything Parker had given him in return.
Tyson Fury: "Joseph Parker's literally taken everything in my life…"
Andy Lee: "What's he given you though?"
Tyson Fury: "F*** all." 😂
The relationship between @Tyson_Fury and @joeboxerparker is great.
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When reflecting on the link up with a more serious guise on, Fury was full of praise for Parker and said he had embedded perfectly into life in Morecambe since making the decision to relocate.
“Joe was having a bit of a bad spell in his career and was in a bit of a bad place really. So I said to him you can come over here and train with me if you want to.”
“So he came over and he gelled in and now he’s become ‘Gypsy Joe!’ Everyone in Morecambe loves him and he’s a home-grown Lancashire lad now.”
Parker faces one of the sternest tests of his career this Saturday, when he takes on undefeated Brit Joe Joyce in the Manchester Arena, with the winner all but guaranteed a world title shot in the not-too-distant future.
Although Joyce represents a huge challenge for Parker, there are few better training partners a heavyweight could wish for than the WBC and lineal champion Fury.