Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury joined by Joseph Parker in the gym

Morecambe's heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has enjoyed the company of a special training partner.

By Craig Salmon
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 1:02 pm

Former WBO champion, New Zealand's Joseph Parker has been working alongside the Brit ahead of a showdown against Dereck Chisora on May 1 in England

Parker became the first New Zealander to hold a world title when he defeated John Ruiz in 2016.

Now working with Andy Lee, a former assistant trainer with Fury, they have set up a training camp in Morecambe to ramp up preparations for the Kiwi's clash with Chisora.

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Joseph Parker, left, with Andy Lee, middle, and Tyson Fury

Parker will have access to some of Fury’s sparring partners and just being around the colourful character will help inspire him for a must-win fight with Chisora.

Fury is back in training ahead c of a unification fight with WBA, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua in what would be a British blockbuster.

The pair announced earlier this month that they have agreed a two-fight deal, although a date and venue for the showdown as yet to be confirmed.