Anthony Joshua has issued a fresh jibe directed to Tyson Fury, following an offer from the Gypsy King to train him ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua suffered defeat to the Ukrainian last month, conceding his three heavyweight titles, and is now braced for a rematch in an attempt to win back his belts.
In the aftermath of that defeat, Fury offered his services for the rematch and claimed that Joshua cannot win the bout without his help. The 2012 Olympic champion has now given his response to those comments, joking it would be the easiest way to get Fury in the ring.
“Yeah lovely mate, [he can train me], if he takes no money for it. I don’t know if he’s after a quid or two,” Joshua told IFL TV. “He’s more than welcome to come through the doors, he can even spar with me as well. I need a coach that’s lived it, breathed it, so it’ll be perfect. That’ll be the easiest way to get him in the ring.
“I’ll set up a camera, Eddie [Hearn] will be there with a few cameras running it on Facebook or YouTube. “I’m seeing pictures with Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Archie Moore, Muhammad Ali, all sitting together, in each others training camps.
“I feel like I’ve been tucked away a lot. Come into my training camp, come and see what the heavyweight champion gets up to.
“Tyson can definitely come and watch me train, 100 percent. Sparring ain’t fighting, so he can definitely come in, he’s more than welcome to step in to the gym and give me some tips. I’m not fighting him next anyway so he ain’t got nothing to worry about.”