Tyson Fury confirms plans to spar Wayne Rooney

WBC world heavyweight title holder Tyson Fury has mentioned Manchester United doc aim scorer Wayne Rooney has agreed to spar with him in preparation for a proposed bout with Oleksandr Usyk.

Earlier this month, Fury defeated Derek Chisora inside 10 rounds to retain his belt on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fury has referred to as out Usyk, however a wrestle has but to be organised.

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The “Gypsy King” mentioned Rooney will assist him put together for a bout in opposition to the Ukrainian.

“I spoke to Wayne and he is properly up for it,” Fury mentioned. “we’re going to carry Wayne in for preparation for Oleksandr Usyk. No [it’s not a joke], very extreme. he’ll come into camp for about 4 weeks to assist me.”

Rooney, supervisor of MLS membership D.C. United, is a famend boxing fan who repeatedly attends matches inside the united kingdom.

After Fury’s 10-spherical demolition of Chisora, Rooney advised TalkSPORT: “i really feel he is most probably the easiest we have seen in a terribly very prolonged time, and that i do not assume anyone will beat him. i really feel he is an absolute legend for what he is carried out for boxing. he is entertaining, his expertise are unbelievable, his mentality is unbelievable.

“If i am being honest, I most probably assume he should be knighted as a end result of he hasn’t been afraid to go overseas, he is acquired titles overseas, defended them overseas and he epitomises all the things that boxing is.”

In response to Rooney’s reward, Fury mentioned on Thursday he hoped to spar with Rooney, 37, and mentioned he would possibly want to adjust to in opposition to “somebody smaller” in preparation for his desired bout with Usyk.

“Wayne Rooney is an appropriate legend,” he mentioned. “and that i grew up watching him as a teenager for England and United. So, that is [an] fantastic, fantastic speech from him.

“he is an monumental boxing fan, he comes from a boxing household as properly. So, hopefully, we’re in a place to have considerably spar in the end sometime. I do want somebody smaller to rearrange for Usyk. Wayne, if you happen to’re listening, get on the blower, son.”


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