Tyson Fury has revealed that he wants Wayne Rooney to spar with him. Two-time heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is looking to strengthen his resolve ahead of an upcoming fight.
Fury is set to face Oleksandr Usyk in early 2023. Before the fight, he will be looking to be on top of his game to win.
Speaking to ITV in a recent interview, in an interesting revelation, Tyson Fury said that his team had arranged for DC United Manager Wayne Rooney to come in as a sparring partner for him.
Tyson Fury is really going to use Wayne Rooney to prepare for Oleksandr Usyk 😂 pic.twitter.com/cswIIcQwa6
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) December 12, 2022
Here’s what the boxer had to say: “I spoke to Wayne last night and he’s well up for it. But he’s a right-handed person, so he has to switch up to be a southpaw, left-handed. So we’re going to bring Wayne in for preparation for Usyk.”
The interviewers believed it to be a joke of some sort. “No, I’m being very serious about this. Wayne is going to come into camp and help me for about four weeks”, Fury replied.
🤩 “Rooney is a proper legend!”
🥊 “He’s a massive boxing fan and comes from a boxing family!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 8, 2022
Wayne Rooney has had an accomplished career at Manchester United and England and has also played for Everton and DC United, before stepping into soccer management. He managed Derby County, the English League One side, before moving back to MLS side DC United as a manager.
The only player to record 200+ goals and 100+ assists in the Premier League.
253 goals, 146 assists, 16 trophies.
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 30, 2019
Rooney is trying to make it as a successful soccer manager. He is always trying to improve his team’s performance on the pitch and always seems to be in manager mode.
But he has some time on his hands as the MLS is on break right now.
The new season of the MLS is set to begin in February 2023. This gives Rooney some time to catch up with Tyson Fury in the boxing ring.
Tyson Fury is the baddest man on the planet
Tyson Fury has earned the right to be included in the list of all-time greats of the sport.
Fury has worked for years. He has perfected his craft with hard work and dedication. Fury understands where his strengths and weaknesses lie. He doesn’t simply rely on brute strength to win matches. He uses intelligence and analysis to beat opponents who are more athletic than him.
Fury has achieved something great by becoming the world heavyweight champion 2 times. More than that, he has achieved something that no one else has achieved. He has successfully dethroned two heavyweight champions who have defended their titles on 10 or more occasions.
The Real Heavyweight Champion of the World @Tyson_Fury will speak to the World media at 10:30am at the Mayfair Hotel in Downtown Los Angles tomorrow morning.
Time to congratulate the true ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’! pic.twitter.com/RkvH7g9WHx
— Frank Warren (@FrankWarren) December 2, 2018
These qualities and achievements of Fury have prompted fans to call him “the baddest man on the planet.”
However, Fury believes Mike Tyson to be “the baddest man on the planet.”
Earlier this year, when Mike Tyson was recorded hitting a passenger on the plane for encroaching on his personal space, Fury said that he admired the “Real OG”, Mike Tyson, and would “pay to get punched by Mike Tyson.”
Wayne Rooney allegedly accepts Tyson Fury’s sparring offer
The Manchester United top scorer of all time has always been a fan of boxing. He even had his infamous boxing celebration that made headlines on several occasions.
Talksports: Wayne Rooney replies as NFL star Juju Smith-Schuster performs Manchester United legend’s famous boxing celebration after scoring touchdown for Kansas City Chiefs #sport #nflhttps://t.co/yuXB9avLs9 pic.twitter.com/Ev25QMyfH5
— Newsnoon (@media_newsnoon) December 12, 2022
A controversial video of the English soccer legend surfaced back in 2015. In this video, Rooney could be seen slapping WWE wrestler Wade Barrett to make headlines.
Wayne Rooney is also reportedly a huge fan of Tyson Fury. This is what the former soccer star had to say about the boxer while talking to talkSPORT: “I think he’s an absolute legend. I think what he’s done for boxing… he’s entertaining, his skills are incredible, his mentality is incredible.” Only time would tell if Fury and Rooney are going to end up boxing inside the ring.