Heavyweight star Tyson Fury has expressed his surprise that unbeaten prospects Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman are meeting so early in their careers. The young up-and-coming duo clash for the vacant British heavyweight title on Frank Warren’s ‘Heavy Duty’ card at The O2, London on Saturday July 13, live on BT Sport.

Dubois (11-0, 10 KO’s) and Gorman (16-0, 11 KO’s) are both tipped to reach the top by promoter Frank Warren, who believes the loser still has the time and quality to climb to the sport’s pinnacle.

Fury – who fights Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas next month – has confirmed he will be attending the bout, and has been training alongside Gorman in Manchester.

He said: “It’s a good fight and if it was up to me, I wouldn’t let them fight each other because they are both young and unbeaten prospects.”

Also on the card is Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce (9-0, 9KOs), who could face the winner later this year.

Fury added: “I study heavyweight boxing and they are all good lads. I’ve sparred with Joe, Dubois and Gorman. They are all unbeaten prospects and all big men. Why can’t they do it? It’s there for them to do and it’s not impossible if they dedicate and sacrifice their lives.”