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Tyson Fury Staying In Shape With Contender Joseph Parker

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Tyson Fury Staying In Shape With Contender Joseph Parker

While WBC Heavyweight Champ Tyson Fury continues to wait out the process of whether he’s fighting Dillian Whyte or someone else next, he’s making it no secret whom his well known latest training partner is.

Once again on Saturday, “the Gypsy King” put video on social media showing part of his workout with WBO top Heavyweight Joseph Parker,

As we wrote earlier this week, Fury’s next opponent plans are currently up in the air. This with his co-promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing suggesting that he could potentially meet Unified (WBA/IBF/WBO) title holder Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine later this Summer.

“It is total chaos,” Arum told as he offered a peak behind the scenes into the current heavyweight situation. “What’s happening is just promises coming out of the Middle East about doing a unified fight with Usyk and Fury, and is Dillian Whyte gonna step aside?

“And people that have absolutely no contractual ties – like Frank Warren’s Queensberry and our Top Rank do – are getting involved.“It’s a typical terrible kind of situation, but hopefully it’ll get sorted out and probably it will get sorted out with a purse bid on Friday.”

However, the WBC has further delayed that purse bid making the situation more complicated by their almost comical, contradictory actions. The organization at fist wouldn’t order Fury to fight Whyte, but then, did so with Fury getting most (80%) of the purse share of the proposed title fight.

So, Whyte is taking legal action against them that is unresolved.

Back to Fury. Would he entertain perhaps taking a non-title “stay busy” bout later this Spring? We debated this on the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast with guest Carlos Toro. Hear more by clicking below,

Back to the training, Fury is working with WBO’s #2 ranked contender in the New Zealander Parker. When last we saw him in action, Parker was busy scoring another decision win over veteran Dereck Chisora (his second victory in less than a year). The 30-2 Parker lost a battle on points to former champ Anthony Joshua in March of 2018.

However, it’s not likely that Parker would be the non-title foe, if Fury’s fighting one, but rather someone keeping the champ in shape for now, while keeping his own name relevant.

Still they are clearly working together as this post from earlier in the week shows,

Now, we wait to see what does or doesn’t get resolved on whom Fury will fight next.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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