EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Fury heading to Big Bear for Deontay Wilder camp

Phil Jay 24/09/2018

World Boxing News have been exclusively informed that Tyson Fury will be heading to Big Bear in California for Deontay Wilder camp in the coming days.

The former heavyweight ruler will spar undefeated Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce and others in preparation for the WBC champion.

Fury, 30, needs world class facilities for his bid to claim the only belt he’s yet to win. He chose the venue currently headed by Gennady Golovkin’s experienced coach Abel Sanchez.

Joyce manager Sam Jones told WBN he’s looking forward to welcoming Fury for what will be a valuable experience for Joyce.

“Tyson is coming to Big Bear. It will be great to have him over here,” Jones told World Boxing News.

“Joe fights this weekend in a warm-up for a big test. To spend time with a fighter with Fury’s class will only be good for him.”

On the undercard of Victor Ortiz v John Molina Jr. at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, Joyce battles Iago Kiladze.

It’s only Joyce’s sixth fight but he already holds the Commonwealth crown. The talented heavyweight is looking to be in the mix for a world title by 2019.

A possible future opponent for the winner of Wilder v Fury, Joyce is aiming to build on his ranking and make his name in the States.

At 33, Joyce knows quick progression is key and Jones sees Kiladze as the perfect opponent at this point in time.

“This is a good test for Joe and a warm-up for bigger tests to come,” said Jones.


For Fury, there are just over nine weeks remaining until his massive Pay-Per-View fight with Wilder on December 1.

The only thing left to confirm is the venue, with a press tour scheduled to begin next week in London.

Whoever comes out on top, is expected to receive a huge offer to unify against Anthony Joshua at Wembley on April 13.

Joshua defeated Alexander Povetkin in fine style at the National Stadium on Saturday night.

Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay