Tyson Fury is the ‘whole package’ and the ‘most talented boxer in the world’ on his day, says sparring partner Johnny Fisher ahead of Gypsy King’s trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder
- Tyson Fury faces Deontay Wilder for a third time on October 9 in Las Vegas
- The Brit convincingly beat American via technical knockout in February 2020
- Fury is sparring with ‘Romford Bull’ Johnny Fisher, who praised The Gypsy King
- Fisher backed Fury to beat Wilder and Anthony Joshua – only if he’s on his game
Tyson Fury’s sparring partner Johnny Fisher insists The Gypsy King is the most talented boxer in the world on his day.
Fury faces Deontay Wilder on October 9 for the third time, after a draw in 2018 and a convincing technical knockout victory for the Brit in February 2020.
Fisher, known as the ‘Romford Bull’ with a 3-0 record, has sparred with the likes of Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois but believes Fury is the ‘whole package’, with a vast skillset.
Tyson Fury is the ‘most talented boxer in the world’, says his sparring partner Johnny Fisher
Fisher (R) has been sparring with The Gypsy King ahead of his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder
‘He is long and elusive but always stays on you. He has this way of pressurising you without doing too much work just through his sheer size, his build, his anatomy,’ Fisher told Sky Sports.
‘The pressure, the skill, the punch output, the angles he throws his hands from are not like a conventional heavyweight.
‘He is the whole package – he can move, he can box, he can punch, he’s strong, he has the brain, the height and the reach. He is a nightmare to spar!’
When asked about whether Fury could beat Wilder again – and Anthony Joshua further down the line – Fisher stuck to the basics while praising Fury’s unquestionable ability.
Fury beat Wilder by technical knockout in their second fight in February 2020 in Las Vegas
‘Wilder is the most dangerous puncher who has ever lived but, after seeing what Fury did to him last time, I can’t see why he wouldn’t do that again,’ he explained.
‘On Fury’s day, he is the most talented boxer in the world with the best skill-set.
‘[For Joshua] If Fury doesn’t turn up, and Joshua boxes like a champion, he would win. Fury has to be on top of his game to beat Joshua.’