ANTHONY JOSHUA has been warned that Tyson Fury is sparring for 20 ROUNDS in training and has fists like ‘rocks’ ahead of their unification clash.
The long-awaited Battle of Britain – which is set to take place in Saudi Arabia – was originally in the works for July 24.
But delays in finalising the site deal – coupled with the Olympic commitments of Joshua's coach Rob McCracken – have forced the multi-million-pound contest to be pushed back.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has now claimed August 14 is the likely date for the biggest fight in the history of British boxing.
Both men have already begun training for the mouthwatering showdown – with Fury recently sparring with young boxer Aleksandar Mraovic ahead of the upcoming mega-fight.
The 24-year-old, nicknamed ‘The Austrian Bull’, recently spoke about the condition of the Gypsy King.
Mraovic, told the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog, said: “This man is not of this world, he’s a different animal. He’s punching like a machine, I have never felt punches like that before from anybody.
“When we were sparring, he even showed me a little bit how he got the power and how he works on it.
“His fists feel like rocks on you when he hits, it’s incredible. The power comes from how he punches and how he uses his weight.
“He’s in great condition – he never had a bodybuilder’s body but he moves like a real athlete.
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“He did twenty rounds, no problem. We were all done after 12 rounds, we did a lot of body sparring and we were all dead.
“But Tyson kept on doing the heavy bag and pad work, he’s crazy. He does not know when to stop.”
Mraovic continued: “His movement is amazing and he wasn’t even fully fit at the time. He doesn't give up, that’s how we all know him.
“He doesn't give up; neither in life, neither in the ring, neither in the training. He never gives up.
“That was his first sparring after the Deontay Wilder fight. He is sick, he is crazy good.
“He played with me but it wasn’t a serious spar, nothing serious. Right now I would have no success against him, he’s too experienced.”
Having had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Fury, Mraovic has no doubts what will happen when AJ and the Gypsy King do eventually collide.
He said: “I think Joshua can’t win. I don’t think Joshua can survive 12 rounds because in this era Tyson is the king, no-one can beat him.”
You can read the full interview with Mraovic here: https://mybettingsites.co.uk/boxing-ufc-betting-offers/tyson-fury-gypsy-king/
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