Tyson Fury has been invited to fly to Miami to prepare for a unification bout with Anthony Joshua, should it go ahead, by fellow heavyweight Raphael Akpejiori.
Fury and Joshua are closing in on negotiations for a £200million mega-fight that will see the former put his WBC belt on the line against the latter’s IBF, WBA and WBO straps.
And with talks nearer a conclusion, Akpejiori has offered his services to Fury so he can prepare for the challenge of Joshua.
Tyson Fury (left) has been offered the chance to spar Raphael Akpejiori (right) ahead of fighting Anthony Joshua in a £200million heavyweight unification mega-fight
Fury will put his WBC title on the line against Joshua’s (right) IBF, WBA and WBO straps
The Nigerian says the ‘Gypsy King’ is welcome to come and spar with him as he is ideal preparation for Joshua as he too possesses ‘devastating knockout power’.
Another potential fillip for Fury is that Akpejiori also trains with Christian Thun, a camp member in Joshua’s last fight.
‘Right now Miami is a hotbed for heavyweight boxing training,’ Akpejiori told Sky Sports.
‘We have Christian here. We have Ivan Dychko here. At some point, we had Bakhodir Jalolov here. We had Filip Hrgovic here, Cassius Chaney here.
‘If he wants to come to Miami to spar, he is guaranteed to have high-quality sparring. It would be a great place for him.
‘If he wants to fight someone with devastating knockout power and he wants to prep for that, then he is going to have to come spar with me and with Christian, or the other heavyweights that are here. Especially me.
‘It’s a great place for him, he should consider it.’
Akpejiori believes he’s the ideal sparring partner for Fury as he too has ‘devastating KO power’
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