Joseph Parker Joins Tyson Fury’s Training Camp for Deontay Wilder Trilogy

Published 06/24/2021, 2:57 AM EDT


We are almost five weeks removed from one of the biggest trilogies to ever happen in boxing history. Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder is as big as the fighters themselves. Given the magnitude of the fight, the fighters are leaving no stones unturned in their training camp.

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Ahead of the bout, Fury’s camp has given a big update regarding the sparring partners the champ would use for the fight. Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will help Fury prepare for his fight against Wilder in Las Vegas.

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The duo shares Andy Lee as one of their coaches for quite a while now, thanks to Tyson Fury. After parting ways with long time coach Kevin Barry, Parker revealed a text with long-time friend Fury set him up with a new training camp under Andy Lee.

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Lee is also Fury’s cousin and serves as an assistant coach to the ‘Gypsy King’. The two have shared the same training camp in Ireland since March.

What additions can Joseph Parker make to Tyson Fury’s game?

The 29-year-old Kiwi captured WBO gold when he fought and beat Andy Ruiz Jr in 2016. After defending the title twice, Parker lost the belt to surging brit Anthony Joshua in 2018. He has gone 5 and 1 since.

The Samoan boxer “Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa” has knocked out 21 of his 31 opponents in his pro career and the Chisora fight was a testament to his durability. He sustained the onslaught of Chisora initially and worked his range to maintain control.

Parker, an extremely smart fighter with heavy hands, is a serious threat to anyone in the division. His former opponent, Anthony Joshua, had made comparisons in his fighting style to that of Wilder.

“Wilder throws windmills,” Joshua told Sky Sports while claiming that Parker was more clinical.

“When he [Parker] throws his shots with a left and a right, if the left don’t hit you, the right catches you as you are moving in and knocks the majority of his opponents out.

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One thing that stands out in Parker’s game is how he fights so smoothly while retreating. His addition to the Fury camp could mean an improvement in the attack of Fury. ‘The Gypsy King’ has made it clear that he plans to knock Deontay Wilder quickly.

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Fury would have to be extremely cautious as he moves in on Parker while in training. Since the threat of getting dazed while entering Parker’s range is significant, Fury would be extremely cautious while putting his pedal to the metal in the Wilder fight.

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Akshit Pushkarna

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Akshit Pushkarna, who has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication, is an MMA writer for EssentiallySports. Before his current role, Akshit worked on the Urban Development beat at the Urban Update magazine. However, combat sports always called out to Akshit, who pursued both boxing and wrestling at a regional level before shifting his focus to MMA journalism.

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