Tyson Fury’s ‘superhuman’ revival inspires Joseph Parker as Kiwi joins camp ahead of Deontay Wilder fight | Boxing News
Tyson Fury’s “superhuman” rebirth is an inspiration to Joseph Parker, who flew to join the British star’s intensive training camp in Las Vegas.
Fury is preparing to defend his WBC heavyweight title in a third fight against Deontay Wilder next month and has been joined in his Nevada gym by former WBO champion Parker.
The New Zealander is coached by Andy Lee, a member of Fury’s coaching staff, and Parker’s manager David Higgins revealed Air sports how the duo pushed their limits in intense fitness sessions.
“To come back and become world champion, the way he [Fury] fact, is one of the most superhuman efforts in the history of sport, ”said Higgins.
“It’s not just a physical thing, it’s a mental thing. It’s total self-confidence and a winning attitude. The way he got up in that Wilder fight and the way he got destroys Wilder in the next fight, again this goes beyond the physical, it’s the whole package.
“He’s such a positive guy, he’s inspiring, and I know Joseph greatly appreciates being a part of this buzz, and has confirmed that it’s inspiring, great energy to be around.
“He said everyone is pushing each other to put in the extra effort, so you feed off each other, push further and further, and Joseph compared that to training alone.
“He said there was more energy and you would push a little harder, being in that environment, so he only said good things about training with Tyson Fury.”
Parker defeated Derek Chisora by split decision in May and negotiations began to arrange a second fight later this year.
“We’re talking about Derek Chisora and a rematch,” Higgins said. “If I were Chisora, I would plan my retirement after this fight, if that was to happen.
“It’s being negotiated now, so the fight is not confirmed. What I do know is that Chisora has said vocally that he wants a rematch with Joseph Parker. Joseph is happy enough to fight Chisora again, he knows exactly what he’s dealing with now.
“Chisora got that punch in the first round, but Joseph is convinced he can do a good job with Chisora and retire him. He has no problem fighting.
“The talks got down to later in the year, October, November. I think the UK would be reasonable, obviously because they are both household names in the big UK market.”