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Anthony Joshua's infamous Tyson Fury sparring session: 'What the f*** are you doing?'

Anthony Joshua's infamous Tyson Fury sparring session: 'What the f*** are you doing?'

9/25/2021 8:12:00 PM

Anthony Joshua 's infamous Tyson Fury sparring session: 'What the f*** are you doing?'

ANTHONY JOSHUA had a brutal sparring session with heavyweight rival Tyson Fury while AJ was still a novice, unearthed accounts reveal.

(Image: GETTY)The second round was a little different as Fury had been “dazed” by AJ in the first, according to Mr Murphy.He continued: “Then the second round, he [Fury] comes out and he starts talking to Josh, so he’s getting in Josh’s head a little bit.

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“Now where Josh was hitting him with the straight shots, Josh is missing him now because he’s swinging and he’s trying to knock Tyson out now.”Fury had previously issued a challenge that any sparring partner who could floor him could have his Rolex.Anthony Joshua fights Usyk on Saturday night.

(Image: GETTY)Mr Murphy, however, explained he wasn’t happy with AJ after the second round, and gave him a “proper bollocking” afterwards.He explained: “I said ‘what the f*** are you doing?’ Sorry about the language, I said, ‘what the f*** are you doing? That’s what he wants’.

“I said ‘go out there and do what we were doing’.”That’s exactly what AJ did, Mr Murphy said. Joshua allegedly “boxed Fury’s head off” in the third, at which point Fury begged for one final round.Related articlesAnthony Joshua upset Russia after 'mission to beat Britain' uncovered

Mr Murphy declined however, and pulled AJ out of the ring, adding that Fury had a mark under his eye at this point.Fury gave his own side of the story soon after, in an interview with journalist Steve Bunce. He admitted he thought he could “take it easy” with Joshua still being an amateur.

Fury said: “He came out at me for three rounds and he gave me a beating - I’m not going to deny it, he gave me hell for leather. For three rounds I thought ‘oh my god, an amateur is killing me’.”Although Fury changed his tune in a 2018 interview, and said AJ started to struggle in the latter rounds after taking some shots to the body. He also claimed to have offered AJ a street fight. 

“His a*** started flapping,” Fury claimed. “He s*** himself.” Read more: Daily Express »

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