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Tyson Fury is helping out his friend Joseph Parker.

Joseph Parker's team sees Tyson Fury as a boost to their camp pre-Joshua fight

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Tyson Fury is prepared to help out his friend Joseph Parker as he prepares to go up against Anthony Joshua at the Cardiff Principality Stadium on March 31.

Parker and Fury are very good friends and the latter asked 'The Gypsy King' to walk him into the ring when the fight takes place in the next couple of months, in what could be a real coup for Parker's side of operations.

Fury, though, has suggested he could even become one of his friend's sparring partners during the event, speaking out on social media.

"Joseph Parker, I've got a show on the night your boxing in England but if you want I'll come spar you when your in the UK training for the fight... it will help both me and you, you won't find better sparing than me I promise you. Let me know," Fury stated.

Fury, of course, has backed his friend to win the contest, in what is set to be a hugely entertaining bout, and could be one of the most anticipated encounters of early 2018.

Luckily for Parker, his team see Fury as a major boost to their man and would be very happy to see him involved with his preparations for the fight against Joshua.

David Higgins, promoter for Parker, said: "Tyson has offered to join Parker's camp for the fight.

"Even though he might not be the right sparring partner, he's a guy who's been an underdog and waged psychological warfare on Wladimir Klitschko and beat him.

"He is a guy who [brought] massive confidence into our camp because he has done precisely what Joseph is trying to do.

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"He's a guy who is good to have on-side to pick his brain, and if it works out to have him around camp then great."

Fury, of course, is a highly controversial figure, having been banned from competing following an anti-doping violation, and has not had an active fight since 2015.

He has, however, recently claimed back his licence to compete in Britain and is looking to return to the ring at some point in the not too distant future.

Fury has also stated he would love to fight Anthony Joshua and has previously stated he feels like he could easily win in a fight against 'AJ', but a potential clash between the two could be some way off.

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