Tony Bellew has cautioned Tyson Fury his rival for the undisputed heavyweight crown, Anthony Joshua, is preparing brutally for their battle.
Speaking to Alan Brazil and Jamie O’Hara on talkSPORT, former cruiserweight world champion Bellew insists that while Fury is undoubtedly working hard for the fight, Joshua is training ‘like an animal’.
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“Believe you me, he is in training,” Bellew said on Thursday’s talkSPORT Breakfast. “He looks in great shape.
“He is sparring, he’s training and he is doing everything he possibly can to be in the best shape of his life.
“Don’t believe all the hype and the smoke that they create around the training of him being in Vegas without his shirt on and all the bling. It’s nonsense!
“These guys are training like animals, believe you me. I know AJ is for the absolute fact.
“AJ is the best athlete the heavyweight division has seen since Lennox Lewis, he is that good of an athlete. So he is 365 days of the year, in shape and in camp.
“For Fury, he likes to get ready before the fight and he will be in camp. But he is not in Vegas through choice; he is in Vegas because that is where the camp is set up.
“That’s where SugarHill will want him; SugarHill is a brilliant coach, trained by the legend that is his uncle the great Emanuel Steward.
“So these guys have got it all to do, I just can’t wait until we get it finally done. Put them face-to-face, at the press conference, and let the circus begin.”