Deontay Wilder's trainer wants Hughie Fury as a sparring partner before Tyson Fury fight

Tyson Fury’s return to boxing has been well documented throughout the year, and after scoring victories over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta, he has his sights set on a whole different challenge: Deontay Wilder.

Everyone is waiting with bated breath to see the two heavyweights tear into each other, and with venue already booked, It’s only a matter of time before we get a date for the bout that millions are looking forward to.

In Fury’s case, boxing has always been a family affair, as he always used to be trained by his uncle, Peter, and alongside cousin, Hughie.

However, ahead of the fight, Wilder himself appears to be on the lookout for a new sparring partner, seemingly with the intention to raid Fury’s staff by seeking out Hughie Fury.

Wilder’s trainer and co-manager, Jay Deas, openly stated his ambition in getting Hughie to work with them in preparation for the big fight.

Deas told Fansided: “I was wondering if Hughie Fury would come. I don’t know his relationship with Tyson at the moment.

“I could put a feeler out to see if Hughie would be on board with coming over.

“The problem would be is he [Hughie Fury] a double agent? The point is, you’re not going to find anyone that does what Fury does other than his cousin.”

But it looks like the chances of it actually happening are slim at best as Peter Fury has already stepped in, denying the possibility.

“We leave the betrayal to others’ theirs enough in this sport already,” he tweeted when asked about the likelihood of Hughie helping Deontay out. 

There’s so much at stake here: A lot of money, a lot of pride, and of course, the WBC Heavyweight championship. 

For Tyson Fury, he gets a chance to be king of the boxing world and be on top of that pedestal where he once stood, completing a road to redemption of sorts following the loss of his boxing license.

For Deontay Wilder, this is his opportunity to add yet another impressive victory. To think, he could win by knockout for the 40th time in his career, and surely cement his status as one of the best pound for pound fighters. 

Both men are going into this fight undefeated, but only one will emerge victorious. It goes without saying that this fight will be an instant classic, regardless of the outcome.

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