Tyson Fury has asked Kevin Lerena (above) if he would be 'prepared to help him with sparring'

EXCLUSIVE: Tyson Fury asked Kevin Lerena, Daniel Dubois’ future opponent, to help him sparring if his undisputed heavyweight championship clash with Oleksandr Uzyk takes place next year

  • Tyson Fury reached out to Kevin Lerena and asked him to help him sparring.
  • He wants to train with Lerena ahead of his potential fight with Oleksandr Usyk
  • Fury and Usyk are still in negotiations over an undisputed heavyweight title clash
  • Lerena said that Fury reached out to him via social media and he agreed to help
  • He and Fury are both in action at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday 

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Tyson Fury has asked Kevin Lerena if he would be ‘prepared to help him with sparring’ when his undisputed heavyweight title clash with Oleksandr Usyk gets confirmed. 

Fury and Usyk are still in talks over the unification bout but the Gypsy King is already planning his training camp and believes Lerena can help him prepare for the fight – which is likely to take place in March next year. 

Lerena said Fury – who is looking to take the WBA, IBF and WBO belts off the Ukrainian after securing the WBC title earlier this year – reached out to him via social media.

Tyson Fury Has Asked Kevin Lerena (Above) If He Would Be 'Prepared To Help Him With Sparring'

Tyson Fury has asked Kevin Lerena (above) if he would be ‘prepared to help him with sparring’

Lerena said Fury requested his help after sharing one of his posts on social media and claims he has accepted the challenge. 

The South African boxer also said he would be open to facing the Gypsy King in a professional fight if Usyk pulls out of their potential bout. 

Speaking exclusively to Sportsmail, via Betfred, Kevin Lerena said: ‘Tyson asked me if I would help him with sparring for Usyk.

‘He shared my post on social media and we got speaking and he asked me “if I fight Usyk will you be prepared to help me”, and I said “most definitely, it would be my pleasure”. 

The Gypsy King Wants To Train With Lerena Ahead Of His Potential Fight With Oleksandr Usyk

The Gypsy King Wants To Train With Lerena Ahead Of His Potential Fight With Oleksandr Usyk

The Gypsy King He would like to train with Lerena in preparation for his possible fight with Oleksandr Uzyk

Fury And Usyk (Above) Are Still In Talks Over The Unification Bout But The Gypsy King Is Already Planning His Training Camp

Fury And Usyk (Above) Are Still In Talks Over The Unification Bout But The Gypsy King Is Already Planning His Training Camp

The South African Boxer Also Said He Would Be Open To Facing The Gypsy King In A Professional Fight If Usyk Pulled Out Of Their Potential Bout

The South African Boxer Also Said He Would Be Open To Facing The Gypsy King In A Professional Fight If Usyk Pulled Out Of Their Potential Bout

Fury and Usyk (left) are still in talks over the unification bout but the Gypsy King is already planning his training camp and believes Lerena (right) can help him win the fight

“It would be wonderful to learn from Tyson Fury. If Usyk refuses to fight Tyson Fury, and Daniel Dubois beats me, then I will be against Tyson Fury. Let’s see.’ 

Fury will be defending his WBC heavyweight title against long-term partner, Derek Chisora, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham on Saturday December 3. 

Two victories over Chisora are held by the Gypsy King, 38 in 2011, and 2014. Few expect another one-sided win.

Meanwhile, Lerena will take on Daniel Dubois on the same night – fighting against the British boxer on his home soil. 

Lerena Said Fury - Who Is Looking To Take The Wba, Ibf And Wbo Belts Off The Ukrainian After Securing The Wbc Title Earlier This Year - Reached Out To Him Via Social Media

Lerena Said Fury - Who Is Looking To Take The Wba, Ibf And Wbo Belts Off The Ukrainian After Securing The Wbc Title Earlier This Year - Reached Out To Him Via Social Media

Lerena said Fury reached out to him via social networking.

Lerena Will Take On Daniel Dubois (Right) On The Same Night Fury Faces Derek Chisora

Lerena Will Take On Daniel Dubois (Right) On The Same Night Fury Faces Derek Chisora

Lerena will be taking on Daniel Dubois, right, on the same evening Fury faces Derek Chisora

Dubois vs Lerena will be fighting for the WBA Regular Heavyweight Title. Ring-walks are likely to take place at 8pm in the United Kingdom. 

Speaking about his fight on Saturday night and who he would like to face next, Lerena said: ‘This is my third fight at heavyweight after moving up from cruiserweight. 

“The road ahead of me is long and I must focus on beating Daniel Dubois. But it opens up many doors for me. 

‘It’s obvious that the WBA have stated they are going to eliminate the regular belts. This will make you mandatory for super belts. There’s still opportunity. It is important to keep my eyes on Daniel Dubois, and not drift too far from that.