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Anthony Joshua offers to spar Tyson Fury to prepare him for Deontay Wilder rematch

By Vincent Ashitey
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Anthony Joshua has offered to spar Tyson Fury in order to help him beat Deontay Wilder in their rematch.

Joshua is looking to become undisputed heavyweight champion and will keep a close eye on Wilder's defence of the WBC strap against Fury on February 22.

Having tried and failed to negotiate a unification clash with Wilder, Joshua admits he believes Fury is more likely to agree a fight in the future.

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As a result, he has told Fury he is willing to do whatever he can to help his fellow Brit come out on top to set up a huge unification clash later in the year.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Joshua said: "I think Tyson Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder would, and if that's the case then I want Fury to win because I just want to fight.

"To have that fight here, on British soil, is mad. Can you imagine that?

"Fury, if you need me for sparring, we're going to fight one day.

"I sparred Tyson Fury when we were kids anyway, I'd go out to America and spar Tyson Fury and get him ready for this Wilder fight.

"I would like him to win that fight because I think Fury would fight me before Wilder would."

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Joshua also likened Fury to Muhammad Ali and tipped him to win the rematch against Wilder regardless.

"In terms of skill, I rate him highly," Joshua said. "He's a real boxing connoisseur, he studies his boxing like I do and he's around a lot of boxing people.

"Also, he has some resemblances with his movement and style to Muhammad Ali, and the way he talks and stuff.

"If you listen to what he says, you can see one of his role models is Muhammad Ali.

"Honestly, I think he might beat Deontay Wilder next time they're out, that's just my opinion."