Tyson Fury's switch to work with SugarHill Steward will see a change in his approach for the heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder, according to Andy Lee.

Ben Davison was in Fury's corner for the first meeting with WBC champion Wilder, back in December 2018. The challenger was knocked down twice in a contest that finished as a contentious split-decision draw.

The Briton has boxed just twice since, beating Tom Schwarz in a hurry in June before labouring to a points triumph over Otto Wallin three months later, despite suffering a nasty cut above his right eye.

Davison was still his trainer for both fights but Fury has now opted to work with Steward, who is the nephew of the Hall of Fame trainer Emmanuel, instead.

Former middleweight world champion Lee will also form part of the team - and he expects a more ruthless mindset for the second meeting with Wilder, which is set to take place in February 2020.

"I think it's an excellent match. SugarHill emphasises a lot on balance and being strong with the jab," Lee said during an appearance on the 5 Live Boxing Podcast.

"I think Tyson, for the Wilder fight, will have to do what he does - feint, move, be tricky, unpredictable - but also have a little more authority in his punches.

"He hurt Wilder several times first time around. With SugarHill in the corner, if he has him hurt again, I think you will see Tyson going for the finish."

Lee admitted it was a "shame" how the working relationship between Fury and Davison had come to an end, though the latter did write on social media that the pair will remain friends.

"I haven't seen anything from either on why they split up," Lee said. "I don't know; it seems a bit knee-jerk.

"My role is basically to be another set of eyes, to give advice where I can, if I see something I think can be improved or worked on.

"You can't serve too many masters in boxing. There can't be dissenting voices. It could always be difficult having two main coaches in a camp. So I guess that was Ben's decision.

"It's a shame it's gone this way as Tyson and Ben have been one of the great stories of the past few years with Tyson coming back from the abyss."

Anthony Joshua might regret going public with his offer to spar Tyson Fury but the unified heavyweight world champion believes practice rounds against his fellow Briton would be beneficial.

Fury is set to return to the ring in February for a rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, a contest that two-time IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua will have a keen eye on.

In an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday, Joshua surprisingly told Fury he would be willing to be one of his sparring partners ahead of the Wilder bout.

That offer was welcomed by Fury, who said on Instagram he would "really love" to have Joshua in his training camp, and while the 30-year-old conceded he perhaps should not have spoken about it publicly, he expanded on why he would want to spar a potential future opponent.

Speaking to iFL TV, Joshua said: "Sometimes, when I look back at some of the s*** I say, I think, 'Why did I say that?'

"Fury's a world-class fighter and I'm a world-class fighter that's still trying to improve so I can become an elite-level fighter when I'm fighting.

"Sparring Fury's only going to do me good, in my opinion. I'm never too big for my boots where I can't learn any more. That opportunity for me to spar Fury is for my own benefit as well.

"The reason why I thought about it and why it came to fruition for me is because I feel like if Fury was to win that fight, I think he would be more inclined to fight me next and quicker than Wilder would.

"How long I've been waiting to fight for the [WBC] championship belt... I think if Fury had it, me and him would have got a deal done already now. That's why I was rooting for Fury to win because I just want to fight and collect my last belt."

Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, did not dismiss the prospect of his prized asset going toe to toe with Fury in sparring either.

Hearn also predicted the two will meet in the ring down the line, regardless of whether Fury beats Wilder or not.

"When I saw [Joshua's comments], I was like, 'How you gonna do that?'," he said in his own interview with iFL TV.

"I wouldn't be surprised. I think now he's said it, I really wouldn't be surprised if he ended up flying out there and doing some rounds.

"It's a weird one. They will definitely fight. If Fury wins against Wilder, or loses against Wilder, I promise you AJ and Fury will fight at some point in the future. Unquestionably."

Tyson Fury would "love" to have Anthony Joshua as a sparring partner in preparation for his WBC heavyweight title rematch against Deontay Wilder.

Two-time IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua made the surprise offer to his fellow Briton while assessing the landscape in his division during an interview with Sky Sports News.

Fury climbed off the canvas twice as he boxed to a thrilling draw against Wilder 12 months ago and Joshua believes he can prevail in the rematch.

The preparation is something Joshua suggested he would like to play an active role in, to set up a blockbuster showdown for all the major heavyweight belts.

"I think Tyson Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder does, so, if that's the case, I want Fury to win because I just want to fight [for the unified title]," Joshua said.

"Fury, if you need me for sparring. We're going to fight one day. I sparred Tyson Fury when we were kids anyway.

"I'd go out to America and spar Tyson Fury to get him ready for this Wilder fight. I would like that fight because I think Fury would fight me faster than Wilder would."

Fury, who announced the appointment of Javan 'Sugar' Hill as his new head trainer over the weekend, was quick to offer an affirmative response via his Instagram account.

"I just saw a video of Joshua on Sky Sports saying he'd love to come visit me in camp and that I'd fight him quicker than Wilder - that's for sure," the undefeated 31-year-old Fury said.

"When I beat Wilder, I will fight you AJ no problem and I'd love to have you in camp.

"I'd really love to have you in camp for this fight and give Wilder a proper beating.

"I hope you mean it because I'd love to have you in training camp. Thanks very much and well done in your last fight, congratulations."

Joshua comprehensively outboxed Andy Ruiz Jr earlier this month to avenge his sole career loss, and his initial 2020 schedule is set to be concerned with respective IBF and WBO mandatory challengers Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk.

Nevertheless, Joshua expressed frustration over the fact a showdown with long-reigning WBC king Wilder has never been nailed down.

"It still puzzles me as to why it's so difficult to pin this man down," Joshua said.

"As I said, I fought Charles Martin to become [IBF] champion, Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA championship, Joseph Parker for the WBO championship, Andy Ruiz to become unified heavyweight champion.

"This is the man that I need to get the last ring so I can conquer this division as I've set out to do from day one.

"It's not even about me now; it's gone past that. This is about the sport and our legacy. If he wants to make his legacy and become a future hall of famer, he should come and see us."

Anthony Joshua wants to help Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder next year – offering himself as a sparring partner to his fellow Briton.

Joshua regained the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles earlier this month as he avenged his shock stoppage loss to Andy Ruiz Jr with a lopsided points decision in Saudi Arabia.

It means Wilder's WBC strap is once again the only major belt outside of the 2012 Olympic champion's possession, but Joshua told Sky Sports the American's failure to agree to a showdown "puzzles" him.

As such, he made the unlikely proposal of assisting Fury in his preparations under new coach Javan 'Sugar' Hill.

"Honestly, I think he might beat Deontay Wilder next time they're out. That's just my opinion," Joshua said.

"I think Tyson Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder does so, if that's the case, I want Fury to win because I just want to fight [for the unified title].

"To have that fight here on British soil is… man, can you imagine that?

"Fury, if you need me for sparring. We're going to fight one day. I sparred Tyson Fury when we were kids anyway.

"I'd go out to America and spar Tyson Fury to get him ready for this Wilder fight. I would like that fight because I think Fury would fight me faster than Wilder would."  

Joshua recounted how, from bringing an end to Charles Martin's brief IBF reign in 2016, he has been able to collect major belts by unseating champions. Only Wilder remains.

"It still puzzles me as to why it's so difficult to pin this man down," he said.

"As I said, I fought Charles Martin to become [IBF] champion, Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA championship, Joseph Parker for the WBO championship, Andy Ruiz to become unified heavyweight champion.

"This is the man that I need to get the last ring so I can conquer this division as I've set out to do from day one.

"When he's ready, as I am, I would love to be facing off with Deontay Wilder talking about the keys to victory.

"It's not even about me now; it's gone past that. This is about the sport and our legacy. If he want to become a future hall of famer, he should come and see us."

Respective IBF and WBO mandatories Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk are likely to be first on Joshua's 2020 agenda, although he conceded a meeting with knockout artist Wilder would carry more lustre than any other bout in the heavyweight ranks.

"Every one [opponent] is serious, but this one, in terms of marketing and entertainment, yeah," he added of facing Wilder.

"Because you've got the two lords of the ring here. This is the last one. To unify, to undispute (sic) the division as one."

Tyson Fury has appointed Javan 'Sugar' Hill as his trainer ahead of an anticipated rematch with heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Fury split from Ben Davison on Sunday and announced Hill, the nephew of the late famed trainer Emanuel Steward, will prepare him for a second meeting with WBC champion Wilder, which is expected to take place in February.

The 31-year-old worked with Steward as a young prospect in 2010 at the Kronk Gym in Detroit, for which Hill is now a figurehead.

Alongside a photo of himself with Hill, Steward and former world champion Andy Lee, Fury posted on Instagram: "Getting the old team back up and running … LET THE GAMES BEGIN."

Fury and Wilder fought out a controversial draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles last December.

The former unified heavyweight champion has since claimed victories over Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin to improve his record to 29-0-1.

Tyson Fury has split with trainer Ben Davison just two months out from his proposed rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Davison played a key role in helping Fury rebuild his career after his suspension, his rise back to the top highlighted by a thrilling draw with Wilder last December.

The pair are set to square off again in Las Vegas on February 22, but the Briton will now have to search for a new trainer to lead him into that fight.

Responding to reports of their parting, Davison wrote on Twitter: "Obviously it's not gonna stop until there's an answer.

"Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers, which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end.

"HOWEVER, we remain friends and he will SMASH the DOSSER!!"

Since surviving two knockdowns against Wilder, Fury has gone on to claim successive victories over Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin.

Wilder, meanwhile, has successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title with knockouts of Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz.

Wladimir Klitschko has hinted he could return to the boxing ring after asking his social media followers for their thoughts on him fighting Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.

Former heavyweight world champion Klitschko has not fought since Joshua stopped him in the 11th round of an epic April 2017 bout at Wembley that saw both men sent to the canvas.

That left the Ukrainian's record at 64-5 and in August 2017 Klitschko announced he was ending his 21-year career.

However, on Saturday he alluded to a potential U-turn as he asked fans for their views on him fighting WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua, WBC belt holder Wilder or Fury, who stunned Klitschko with a points win in 2015.

"Let me entertain you with this and you can like it or not: Fury vs Klitschko 2," he wrote before posting two follow-up tweets changing Fury's name for those of Joshua and Wilder.

Klitschko only fought once after his loss to Fury and it was that rematch that was garnering the most 'likes' on Twitter.

Dillian Whyte should be restored as the mandatory challenger to the victor of Deontay Wilder's bout with Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn has said.

The promoter's call comes in the wake of Whyte being cleared by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after initially being charged by the body for testing positive for a banned substance.

After beating Oscar Rivas on points in July, Whyte was provisionally stripped of his WBC interim title and status as mandatory challenger to champion Wilder by the sanctioning body.

However, the Briton was on the undercard for Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. and, ahead of Saturday's victory over Mariusz Wach, UKAD announced he had been absolved of any wrongdoing.

Whyte said he had "been through hell" and Hearn insists the 31-year-old ought to be immediately reinstated in the WBC pecking order.

"Dillian should get the mandatory position for the winner of Wilder versus Fury [in February]," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"We go back to the WBC now and make sure they give him what he was supposed to get.

"In my opinion, they took it away unjustly, so now, bearing in mind the results of the case, they have to reinstate him immediately, and it should now come for the winner of that fight."

Job done for Anthony Joshua, who once again holds the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.

The British fighter achieved his aim in the rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr, just about staying far enough away from the kind of trouble that saw him lose the belts in the first place to make amends for the only blot on his professional record.

He could not quite produce the kind of sensational stoppage his opponent managed on a still-scarcely believable New York night back in June, instead choosing to use his physical advantages to dictate from a distance, boxing off the back foot behind a solid jab. Prior to the bout, Joshua had sought out Wladimir Klitschko for advice - this was just the kind of performance Dr Steelhammer would have prescribed during their conversations.

"I took my 'L' and I bounced back," the victor said in the immediate aftermath. While it was far from flashy, the result was really all that mattered for the 2012 Olympic gold medallist.

Hyperbole is so often present in sport, yet it was not too much of an overstatement to state this was a must-win situation for Joshua. Another setback, whether by stoppage or on the scorecards, would have been a disaster. Shock losses are a risk in his line of work – just look at the careers of heavyweight legends Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson – but two defeats on the spin would be tough to overcome.

With that in mind, it made sense for the determined challenger to make absolutely sure history was not repeated. There was simply too much on the line to take any risks. Work commitments forced Jose Mourinho to turn down the offer of a ticket, yet he must have been impressed by Joshua's safety first strategy in the face of such obvious danger.

There were moments during the bout when Joshua had to fight his natural instinct to attack, where he appeared seemingly ready to step into range and follow up a heavy shot with a further barrage, only to realise that was not part of the plan worked on with trainer Rob McCracken. It was as if he had to continually remind himself of the best way to be successful boxing: hit and don't get hit.

My hope is that someone sees my page and decides not to give up. Clean hearts win  pic.twitter.com/yBrHeLq19q

— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) December 8, 2019

It helped his cause that he was up against an opponent who had clearly made the most of his unexpected success.

Having registered over 20 stones on the scales at Friday's weigh-in, Ruiz was unsurprisingly sluggish with his footwork, as if wearing boots full of Saudi Arabian sand, and slow to pull the trigger. At least in defeat his pockets are full, though.

Piling on an extra 15 pounds following the first fight seemed an odd tactic even before the action was under way inside the purpose-built arena. It had taken around six weeks to put the venue together – Ruiz had the opportunity to destroy Joshua's career in the space of six months, in the process proving what unfolded at Madison Square Garden was no fluke.

Instead, once the now-trademark sombrero came off, he was completely overshadowed by Joshua. In more ways than one, there had been too much on Ruiz's plate in the aftermath of that famous triumph in the Big Apple, leading to a lacklustre display that he may live to regret. Despite the beaten boxer stating his desire for the pair to make it a trilogy, a third instalment seems unlikely to be on the agenda for 2020.

And, in turning the focus to next year, you realise that while much went on in the heavyweight division in 2019, not a lot has changed. Deontay Wilder remains the WBC champion, as we tantalisingly wait for that Tyson Fury rematch (fingers crossed for February), while Joshua now once again has the three other major belts in his possession.

Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte – now cleared by UK Anti-Doping - waits for his opportunity to face somebody, anybody, for the chance to get his hands on a world title. Then there is the ultra-talented Oleksandr Usyk, the next in line with the WBO, who has fought just once since moving up in weight.

Maybe the talented Filip Hrgovic – an easy winner against Eric Molina on the undercard in Diriyah – is set to be thrust into major fights, or the promising Daniel Dubois builds on 13 straight wins to make a breakthrough on the global stage.

Despite the strength in numbers and all that has happened in the previous 12 months, the status quo remains the same. By finding the necessary – if unspectacular – way to avenge his first loss, a relieved Joshua knows he once again sits with fellow Brit Fury and the undefeated Wilder as the kingpins among the big men.

Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua's rematch in Saudi Arabia takes place at the end of a year in the heavyweight division that has not taken off quite as anticipated.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a gripping majority draw in Los Angeles 12 months ago and both remain undefeated with their eagerly anticipated return slated for next February.

WBC champion Wilder has since knocked out Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz, while Fury beat Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin before trying his hand at WWE.

It was hoped Joshua versus either man would be on the agenda, but Fury's fellow Briton stunningly lost the IBF, WBA and WBO belts inside seven rounds to the unfancied Ruiz in June.

The second edition of that unlikely rivalry should help make the picture of what lies in store in 2020 a little clearer, while a high-calibre list of potential challengers lends weight to the feeling boxing's blue riband division could be in the midst of a new golden era.

THE ELITE

There remains a reluctance to place Ruiz in this bracket, as he and trainer Manny Robles have noted during this week's build-up, but Mexico's first ever heavyweight champion is the man who beat the man.

Ruiz might be a long way from the body-beautiful Adonis many casual fans would expect to see atop the heavyweight landscape, but the rotund puncher's unlikely hand speed and intelligent tactics saw him eviscerate Joshua and his undefeated record.

A late replacement for drugs cheat Jarrell Miller, the underdog floored Joshua four times and hurt him repeatedly to the body. This was not simply the result of a "punch from the gods", as Joshua dubbed the short left hook to the temple that robbed him of his equilibrium as he moved in to finish a hurt Ruiz in round three.

There was much mirth to be had on the part of Wilder and Fury, who are widely considered numbers one and two in the division, despite Ruiz's recently acquired hardware.

Wilder obliterated fellow American Breazeale inside a round in May – a spectacle that perhaps inspired Joshua's foolhardy endeavour to match him with an explosive finish against Ruiz – before arguably losing every completed round in his second encounter with Ortiz.

The problem for the Cuban veteran was the thundering right hand that left him befuddled on the canvas and for the count in the seventh.

Fury managed to rouse himself twice having similarly outboxed Wilder last year. The 34-year-old's technical deficiencies are not the cause for concern they should be because of his unfathomable, fight-altering power.

Joshua is rarely in anything other than entertaining bouts but whether or not he can continue to operate at the very highest level hinges upon victory at the weekend. If Ruiz wins again before the Wilder-Fury return, he will be on the outside looking in and without some of the mystique attached to the men below.

THE CONTENDERS

Dillian Whyte is on a 10-fight winning streak since losing to Joshua four years ago, getting off the floor to outpoint the dangerous Oscar Rivas in July.

However, the fact he was cleared to fight Rivas after returning an anomalous drugs test led to the WBC stripping him of his mandatory status to face Wilder. The governing body will not consider him for the position again until February 2021.

Whyte returns to action against former world-title challenger Mariusz Wach on the Ruiz-Joshua II undercard, where Alexander Povetkin takes on Michael Hunter in an intriguing crossroads fight.

Povetkin's only defeats have come against Wladimir Klitschko and Joshua, but the 40-year-old's advancing age means victory is a must against Hunter, who made it six out six wins since stepping up from cruiserweight by beating another Russian in Sergey Kuzmin last time out.

Hunter's only professional loss came at the irresistibly skilled hands of Oleksandr Usyk, the former undisputed champion at 200lbs. Already number one at heavyweight by the WBO, the lavishly gifted Ukrainian seems certain to become a major factor among the big men.

Joseph Parker is, for now, the only man to beat Ruiz, but losses to Joshua and Whyte checked the popular New Zealander. Restorative stoppage wins over Alexander Flores and Alex Leapai leave the former WBO king primed for another tilt at the top in 2020.

THE NEXT GENERATION

Whether or not this comes to be viewed as a golden generation globally, the evidence in that regard for the British heavyweight scene is starting to look irrefutable.

Behind Fury, Joshua and Whyte, Daniel Dubois' destructive power has cut a swathe through the domestic scene, with 12 of the 22-year-old's 13 wins coming inside the distance.

Rio 2016 silver medallist Joe Joyce does not have time on his side to the same extent as countryman Dubois – a showdown between the two feels inevitable – but the 34-year-old is 10-0 having mixed with higher-calibre opposition.

Tony Yoka pipped Joyce to Olympic gold and is 7-0, although a one-year suspension from the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) for three missing three tests means he is playing catch-up having placed himself under the cloud that continues to darken the sport.

Filip Hrgovic will take his place on a stacked heavyweight bill in Saudi Arabia and is expected to defeat Eric Molina. A week in the spotlight has allowed the Croatian former amateur standout to talk up his chances of success against Wilder and Joshua, both of whom count Molina among their scalps.

Deontay Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel expects a date and venue for the WBC heavyweight champion's rematch with Tyson Fury to be confirmed within the next fortnight.

Wilder knocked Luis Ortiz out in round seven of his second bout with the veteran Cuban at the MGM Grand.

The undefeated American is due to step into the ring with former unified world champion Fury on February 22 after maintaining his unbeaten record in Las Vegas.

Finkel says details for an eagerly anticipated second showdown should be agreed next month - a year after the first bout finished in a draw at Staples Center.

He told Sky Sports: "It [the fight] will be in February. In the next couple of weeks, we'll solidify a site and date.

"For all intents and purposes, it will happen."

Ben Davison, Fury's trainer, was ringside to watch Wilder's latest victory but the 'Bronze Bomber' says his scouting mission was a waste of time.

"I hope he took notes and carries them back to his camp, because I'm going to knock Fury out, like I did the first time," said Wilder.

"I'm not worried about anything, what anyone says. I'm proven. These guys, if they were so sure about certain things, and yet they have seen so much, he would have taken the rematch immediately.

"I was the one that demanded the rematch as soon as possible, especially when there was a controversial decision. I'm the one fighting the best of the best in the division. I don't see no other fighters risking any fights."

Tyson Fury said he would "smash" Dana White after the UFC president advised the former unified heavyweight champion not to consider moving into mixed martial arts.

Fury – who is expected to return to the ring in February to face Deontay Wilder in a rematch – has been taking on different sports over recent months.

Having appeared in WWE to wrestle Braun Strowman, Fury has also trained alongside UFC middleweight Darren Till.

The 31-year-old claimed to have spoken with Conor McGregor about training together, though White stated his belief Fury should stick to boxing.

"If Tyson Fury wants to fight in MMA, I've got a tonne of guys that would love to fight him," White told TMZ Sports.

"I just don’t know why. I can't wrap my head around why. Tyson Fury is a very marketable heavyweight, I believe he's one of the best in the world, he's an incredible fighter, and promoted the right way could be part of the three of four biggest fights in heavyweight history.

"So why come over here and get smashed when you can stay there? Tyson Fury your time is now. You’re the man in boxing. You’re one of the top four guys in the world in boxing. Why even think about coming over here?"

However, Fury, who acknowledged he only heard about White's comments through his father, dismissed White's claims.

"I didn’t see them, but my dad saw them and my dad's calling him out for it," Fury told iFL TV at his book signing in London on Wednesday.

"I'd smash him for free, so I'm not bothered. Listen, everyone's got their opinion.

"I've got no interest really, I don't care. I'd probably get smashed in a lot of things, but do I care? No."

Fury also suggested he and fellow British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte should take on two of UFC's best in a tag-team contest, after Stipe Miocic claimed he would relish a fight.

"I'll fight Stipe and Dillian Whyte can fight Francis Ngannou," Fury said. "I'm sure he’s up for that. Tag team, Britain versus MMA."

Frank Warren has no concerns about Tyson Fury's extra-curricular activities – including a Christmas collaboration with Robbie Williams - distracting from his preparations to fight Deontay Wilder in February.

Just over three months before he is due to face Wilder in a rematch for the WBC heavyweight title, Fury has been a busy man outside of the boxing ring.

The unbeaten fighter has had a run with WWE that culminated in a winning appearance at their Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia, while he has trained with UFC star Darren Till and discussed how he would fare if he changed sports.

Next on the agenda is a book release, along with a Christmas single with Let Me Entertain You star Williams, who performed at the World Cup opening ceremony last year.

But his manager Warren insists he would rather Fury is kept busy ahead of facing Wilder, with whom he drew a classic initial encounter in December 2018. 

"He is one of those people that needs to have something going on," Warren told talkSPORT about concerns over Fury's focus.

"The wrestling for him kept him in the gym, it kept him working. He has his book going on. He has got a Christmas single coming out with Robbie Williams. 

"He is not sat around – that is the type of guy he is. He is a consummate entertainer.

"He knows what he wants at the end of the day and that is the rematch with Deontay Wilder."

Before facing Fury, Wilder must come through a battle with Luis Ortiz on November 23.

Warren added: "It is all now down to Deontay Wilder. He is fighting Luis Ortiz. He wins that fight, hopefully comes through unscathed, then the fight is on.

"Tyson has done everything he has had to do and he is ready to roll on the 22nd.

"It is a big, big fight, it is a big money fight, and we hope now that Deontay doesn't screw up and ruin the day."

Tommy Fury, the younger brother of former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and star of reality TV show Love Island, has challenged YouTuber KSI to a fight.

KSI beat fellow YouTube sensation Logan Paul in a split decision in a highly publicised six-round bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Fury, meanwhile, has put romance to one side to return to the ring in December after featuring on ITV's Love Island programme earlier in 2019.

And Fury says there would be no love lost should KSI - whose real name is Olajide Olatunji - take up his challenge of a "battle of Britain."

"I wasn't aware KSI wanted to keep fighting," Fury told iFL TV. "He said after the fight he wants to keep fighting, keep boxing.

"I'm from Love Island on TV, he's from YouTube. We're both known and have got big fanbases in the UK. He's in London, I'm in Manchester. A battle of Britain would be interesting.

"I wouldn't be calling his name but he says he wants to keep fighting, sees himself as a fighting man. The offer is there, if he wants to take it up with me, he knows how to use the phone.

"A lot of people would love to see it. People would like to see him come up against a professional boxer who's been doing it for quite a while now. I might not have had many professional fights but I've been doing the training.

"I think people would tune in to see how he could take on a real boxer, see how he fares against that. It's not like he's taking on a world champion. He knows where I'm at."

Fury also gave Deontay Wilder "no chance" of overcoming his brother Tyson should a heavyweight rematch between the two go ahead as expected on February 22.

"I'm sure we'll see Tyson and Wilder in the ring, February 22," Fury said. 

"Tyson will beat him easy this time. When you strip it down you've got to look at it. When Tyson fought Wilder he came off two sparring matches, just getting out there and used to the crowd. Then he went and fought Wilder.

"February 22 he's going to be a changed man. He's already had the fights, he's been training more and if Wilder couldn't beat him then, he's got no chance now."

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