The two Brits have had a war of words on social media before AJ’s massive fight against Wladimir Klitschko
ANTHONY JOSHUA’S former coach has revealed what happened when AJ and Tyson Fury sparred with eachother.
The IBF world heavyweight champion has been in a twitter spat with the former champ while preparing for his colossal fight with Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
But Sean Murphy – who trained AJ when he was starting out in the sport – has tol Sky Sports how Joshua once did three rounds with Fury.
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Murphy said: “I think Tyson may of underestimated him a bit, he’s come out he’s gone 1-2-3 and Joshua’s gone pop-pop-uppercut and wobbled him.
“He’s [Fury] grabbed hold of the ropes and I’ve gone, ‘oi you can’t hold the ropes,’ Tyson went ‘oh sorry-sorry,’ first round I’d say Joshua won it, he out boxed him.
“Then second round Tyson started playing around a little bit, giving him a little bit of verbal and Joshua was trying to look for the big punch.
“Then obviously Tyson was just picking him off then.
“So he’s [Joshua] come back I’ve told him off and said you’ve got to do in the third round what you did in the first round and just box him.
“It was a pretty even third round, so then I said ‘jump out Josh’ and then Tyson Fury’s going ‘I’ll give him one more round’ and I said no you’ve done alright and said Josh get out.”
Murphy also said if the fight between Joshua and Fury was to happen in the future, it would sell out any stadium in the world.
He added: “It’ll sell out and stadium in Britain, in the world really, it’ll be a good 50/50 bout I think, it’ll be a hard one to pick.
“Because Tyson Fury undefeated, he always finds a way to win.
Fury was very complimentary of the IBF heavyweight champion back then saying that “he’s red hot- he’s very good” and even owned up saying Joshua caught him and stunned him.
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Fury said back in 2011: “I sparred the ABA champion [Anthony Joshua] – he’s red hot him, he’s very good.
“To be honest with you, I thought to myself, I’ll only take it easy because he’s only an amateur and he probably won’t spar with me again if I go mad, he’s rushed out at me, he threw a 1-2 left hook and then bashed me with a big uppercut right on me chin.
“If I had a bit of a weak chin like David Price I would’ve been knocked out for a month.
“I rate myself as one of the top heavyweight’s in the world, he came out at me for three rounds and give me a beating.
“I’m not going to deny it, he give me what for- hell for leather for three rounds.
Joshua’s said he didn’t even know who Tyson Fury was back then and said he wasn’t in the gym to became a boxer, he was in the gym to avoid “getting punched up if found guilty” from one of his court cases.
He said: “I didn’t even know who Tyson Fury was back then.” Joshua said to Behind The Gloves in 2015.
“I weren’t in the gym to become a boxer, I was just in the gym to avoid getting punched up I was found guilty for one of my court cases.
“Then Tyson Fury came down and then my coach said this is the guy in the paper who’s saying if he can get knocked out then he gets a Rolex watch.
“I wasn’t even really into Rolex watches back then, I was rocking Cassio’s and G-shocks.
“We went to war, he’s a Gypsy warrior, so we just had a good tough all out sparring session.”