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Tyson Fury reveals he sparred against Jarrell Miller in 2011

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Tyson Fury has held the limelight since returning to action inside the ring last year and is currently in negotiations with the Deontay Wilder camp for the highly anticipated rematch after the controversial draw in December.

It is believed that the bout is set to take place in New York on June 18.

Meanwhile, fellow Brit fighter Anthony Joshua is also scheduled to travel to America, for the first time in his pro career, to face Jarrell Miller on June 1 - also at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

The official announcement was made by AJ via his YouTube channel last Wednesday.

However, Fury has made a sensational claim regarding Joshua’s next opponent, who he sparred back in 2011.

The 30-year-old hired the undefeated American as a sparring partner eight years ago for two weeks but his stay was significantly cut short.

The Gypsy King has revealed that he dominated Miller straight away and floored him an astonishing seven times before sending him packing.

“I was back home in Morecambe and I needed a sparring partner, the first person that sprang to mind was Jarrell Miller, I thought he’ll be good sparring for me," he said, according to The Sun.

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“Obviously I wasn’t a world champion at the time, he came over to Morecambe and we sparred at a local gym.

“I’m not going to go into too much detail, but I hired him for two weeks sparring, I ended up sending him back home after one day sparring.

“I put him down seven times in the first spar and I sent him home packing back to the USA.”

Fury has been in the mix for a showdown with Joshua and admitted he will be keeping tabs on AJ’s fight with Miller this summer, hoping the titles stay in Britain.

“I think it’s a good fight. Two undefeated fighters and may the best man win,” he added.

“I’m not going to sit here and slag it off, it’s a great boxing fight, defending a world championship.

“Jarrell and me go way back to 2011, he is a nice fella - I’ve known him for a long time.

“I wish him all the very best in the fight but at the end of the day I hope Anthony Joshua knocks him into next week, because he’s a British lad and I hope he wins.”

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Heavyweight
Jarrell Miller
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
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