Heavyweight force Lucas Browne is an even bigger fan of Tyson Fury after the pair spent some time in the gym together in Hyde on Tuesday.
The former WBA champion is in preparations to meet Dillian Whyte in a WBC eliminator on March 24 and has set up final camp at promoter Ricky Hatton’s headquarters.
Whilst continuing his training, Fury popped in for an impromptu sparring session as the ex-unified title holder sheds the pounds for a comeback in the next few weeks.
Browne, who was pictured enjoying a joke or two with Fury, stated he was open to a future collision between the pair despite the fact they get on well.
— Lucas Browne (@lucasBrowne) March 6, 2018
“Tyson Fury was absolutely sensational in the gym. He’s a great talent, a great talker, and a gentleman,” Browne exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I have much love and respect for the man and can’t wait for him to come back. He looked great.”
Asked whether they discussed the possibility of trading punches as rivals in the division, Browne added: “No, we didn’t talk about it at all.
“I’ve got my fight against Dillian Whyte on March 24 at The O2 and he has his own comeback to worry about.
“If the chance came to fight him though, why not?”
Fury, 28, is yet to officially announce a date for his first fight since November 2015 but did reveal ‘massive news’ was on the way in a social media post this week.
June or July could potentially be workable dates for ‘The Gypsy King’ who would fight tomorrow if he could but knows getting the weight off is the most important thing at the moment.
Possible opponents would be the likes of Shannon Briggs, Agit Kabayel and anyone hovering around European level as Fury bids to get back into the mix in the coming months.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay