“I Have Seen Him Beat up People Horrifically”- Former Boxer Recalls Tyson Fury’s Sparring Sessions

Published 01/08/2021, 8:30 AM EST
BOLTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Tyson Fury works on a speedball during a training session at Team Fury Gym ahead of his fight with Dereck Chisora on November 6, 2014 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury, the WBC champion, appears inevitable to the boxing world as none of the looming heavyweights could beat him. Maybe it can happen somewhere down the line, but Fury remains to be a legitimate threat to the entire division.

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While heavyweights are mostly hailed for their power, Tyson Fury also has a superior skill advantage. He is one of the finest boxers and exhibits insane speed levels whilst inside the ring.

That said, former heavyweight contender David Allen billed him as the best. Allen recalled a sparring session from the past and cited why Fury is different from every other boxer in the division. He tagged ‘The Gypsy King’ as the best sparring partner ever and pointed out several facts about the WBC champion.

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In an interaction with Sky Sports, Allen said, “I used to say he (Fury) is the best I have ever sparred and I would say with conviction I have no doubt about it. We used gloves a bit smaller, a little bit quicker, a little bit near.”

Meanwhile, Allen also revealed how Fury’s movement caught his attention in the sparring as he hailed the WBC champion for taking his job seriously.

The ‘White Rhino’ added, “He moves well. He is like a fast-moving lorry, I was saying (laughs). I mean, whereas we were like minivans. You know it’s just a bit nippy. Whereas Tyson, he moved nearly as fast. But he is just a bit bigger. So he is not quite as cute, and I know what usually does (the task). I have seen him beat up people horrifically. Inspiring, you know, like he is serious on the job.”

Tyson Fury and 2021

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Last year, Fury grabbed the WBC strap by dethroning Deontay Wilder with a sensational seventh-round stoppage. The trilogy is touted to happen in the future, but it seems that Fury might turn his attention to Anthony Joshua’s belts (WBA, WBO, and IBF).

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

As per plans, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will fight this year to unify the belts. It will be the biggest British heavyweight showdown of all time. But Wilder is still relevant in the WBC title line and knows that a return to form will ensure that the trilogy is inevitable.

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However, based on Fury’s sparring partner’s comments, it seems unlikely that ‘The Gypsy King’ would rest on his laurels. Instead, he would be serious and train harder than ever to seal the deal.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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