The state of lockdown brought on by the COVD-19 pandemic has led to a vast number of public figures deciding to broadcast their own stay-at-home workout classes over social media.
Two early adopters of this trend were WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his wife Paris. The pair have been streaming their exercise regime each morning to thousands of their followers – and have received a great reception in doing so.
Now, though, the undefeated Fury has announced his intention to spice up the format – by getting other celebrities involved.
Online boxing editor for talkSPORT Michael Benson tweeted a clip – taken from Instagram – where Fury shared his plan.
“I think we need to get a few celebrity appearances on the ‘Gypsy King’s’ workouts. Celebrity couples workout, challenged by the ‘Gypsy King’.
“I’m gonna have a look through my phone book in a minute, and see who I can find to join us in these live workouts on a morning time this week.”
Though Fury appeared to be making an open call for volunteers, he certainly seemed to have one candidate in mind as he continued to pitch his new idea – that being fellow heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
“I’ve got a few favourites who I’d like to maybe get on and I’m gonna see if I can get them. It’s all in good cause, innit? Keeping the public healthy… I wonder if AJ and his missus would come on and have a workout with the Gypsy King and Queen?” Fury wondered aloud.
A brief debate between Fury and his wife then ensues over whether or not Joshua has a partner.
“Does AJ have a missus?” Paris asks.
“I don’t know, probably,” responds a clearly unsure Fury, before continuing to excitedly hype his new brainchild until the end of the video.
Many of us, of course, could do with something to entertain us during the most uncertain times in which we now live. A live workout session involving the two rulers of boxing’s heavyweight division would be quite the spectacle – and would, particularly in Fury’s case, likely provide much comic value.
The pair are unlikely to meet in the ring anytime soon. Even once the ongoing pandemic subsides, both men still have contractual championship defences to make before a unification clash can become a reality.
With that in mind, let’s hope that discussions over a dual Instagram live stream can be sorted quicker than negotiations usually take for a fight. It is a celebrity workout session that everyone would tune in for!
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