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05th Nov 2018

Tyson Fury’s trainer rejects rumour of sparring knockout

Fury has been sparring Joe Joyce in recent weeks

Darragh Murphy

Tyson Fury may well be upping the intensity of his training but there is no truth to the rumours that he knocked out Joe Joyce

It had been claimed on social media that Joyce was knocked unconscious in a recent sparring session with ‘The Gypsy King’ but Fury’s trainer Ben Davison has rejected the rumour.

Joyce, an undefeated heavyweight who made his professional debut last year, has been drafted in by Fury to help him prepare for the challenge of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder will welcome Fury to the ring in Los Angeles’ Staples Centre next month and Fury was keen to work with a big puncher in the lead-up to the fight. Joyce definitely fits that bill.

Joyce has recently showered Fury with praise for his ability in the ring, declaring him the “most talented” fighter he’s ever sparred.

That’s quite the compliment coming from a man who has sparred several rounds with WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.

“I am getting the best possible work right now, I feel better than ever sparring Tyson, making me a better fighter as he is the most talented I’ve been in the ring with, which brings the best out of me,” Joyce tweeted last week.

“You would pay good money to see these spars!”