Anthony Joshua “boxed Tyson Fury’s head off” when the pair met in a behind-closed-doors sparring

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    ’s head off” when the pair met in a behind-closed-doors sparring session more than a decade ago, it has been claimed.

    Soon after the sparring session, Fury was quoted by BBC London as saying that Joshua was one to watch after admitting that he had been caught by the amateur.

    “If I’d have had a bit of a weak chin, I’d have been knocked out for a month,” Fury said at the time. “He’s very, very good and he’s only young, 20, watch out for that name Anthony Joshua – he is one prospect for the future.

    “He came out at me for three rounds and he gave me a beating – I’m not going to deny it, he gave me hell for leather for three rounds.”
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  2. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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  3. hobby rider

    hobby rider Member Full Member

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    And fury’s ducked him ever since.
     
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  4. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

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    This spar has been detailed fully by Sean from Finchley

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    Fury got in his head in after 1 round. Trainer stopped the spar after 3 rounds so Fury couldn't take over.

    As you'd expect.
     
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  5. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

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    A decade ago.

    Before Joshua the brand, Joshua the Instagram bodybuilder, Joshua the guy who gormlessly fought another man (who has T-Rex arms) on the inside despite having the reach advantage.

    Means nothing.
     
  6. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    It always means nothing. Nothing.

    What stage of training camp was each man at? Was one of them active and the other rolling out or in? Anyone working on anything specific? Anyone have anything else going on?

    And of course, nobody knows.

    Sparring stories are nice, and I like reading about them, but it's embarrassing when people try to make them mean something because they never do, because you don't know the context. You are guessing.
     
  7. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    This is old news and it's just sparring stories
     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fury got his arse kicked after AJ started to box instead of throwing wild haymakers.
     
  9. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Bro it's sparring from several years ago when both were barely known it's old news
     
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  10. covetousjuice

    covetousjuice The communists will destroy western civilization Full Member

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    Sparring tales from 11 years ago. Pretty damning to be honest... Wait, no it isn't. This is ******ed.
     
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  11. AdamT

    AdamT Active Member Full Member

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    If we believe sparring stories, supposedly Aj has been flattened more than once
     
  12. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    And Spadafora kicked Floyd's arse in sparring. Funny how noone would pick Spadafora to beat Floyd in a match.

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  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Floyd has trouble with southpaws.
     
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  14. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

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    AJ has been full on KOd many times in sparring by lesser fighters so I wouldn't put too much into it. Fury being shocked at a young AJ being able to rough him up for three rounds isn't a damning indictment on Fury, it just shows that AJ had talent. It also sounds like he came in all guns blazing for the sparring which isn't really the point of it, so well done for being that guy I guess.
     
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  15. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fury is a more serious fighter now though. Same thing probably wont happen.