Anthony Joshua’s amazing claim he sparred against champ Tyson Fury for a Rolex watch over 10 years ago – The Sun

ANTHONY JOSHUA has called time on his big rival Tyson Fury – and revealed they sparred for a brand new Rolex watch.

The former British world heavyweight champ was just an amateur when he first fought the Gypsy King.

AJ revealed that he read in boxing bible Boxing News that Fury was in London looking for sparring partners – and if anyone knocked him down they would get his expensive Rolex watch.

Joshua told Sky Sports: "This was early on when I was an amateur and I didn't know who Tyson was.

"I was reading in Boxing News he was going around London gyms asking if anyone knocks him out they get to keep his Rolex.

"Me and him had a straight war. We both have heart.

"I didn't get to knock him out. He said afterwards 'Watch out for this kid, he will be champion of the world one day'.

"And he got his prediction right."


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Any talk of a possible fight between AJ and Tyson Fury has been put on hold, after Joshua was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk.

The Ukrainian is set to face off against Joshua in a heavyweight rematch this summer.

While Fury faces off against Dillian Whyte on April 23.

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