Tyson Fury is clearly already in hard training ahead of his anticipated world heavyweight title unification against Anthony Joshua.
The ‘Gypsy King’ was at the AT&T Stadium on Saturday night for his friend Billy Joe Saunders’ fight against Canelo Alvarez, and showed off a black eye when talking to media.
Fans speculated about a potential eye bruise earlier in the week when he arrived in Dallas, Texas, for the bout.
But the bruise was clear for all to see when he arrived at the stadium and gave an interview to DAZN, in which he predicted Saunders would win by decision.
In the main event of the night, Saunders was stopped on his stool by Alvarez before being rushed to hospital.
In footage captured immediately after the fight was waved off, Fury was seen looking disappointed for his training partner as Alvarez’s team celebrated wildly in front of him.
Fury is set to get his own crack at boxing immortality as he prepares to take on Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
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The ‘Gypsy King’ will put his WBC and Ring Magazine belts on the line as well as his status as the Lineal champion.
Some had speculated that a decision was set to be made at the AT&T Stadium, but promoter Eddie Hearn dropped a not-so-subtle hint that news will come this week.
He said in the ring after the fight: “[Canelo] is a pound-for-pound star. Him and A.J. are the two biggest stars in the sport, and we’ve got a good bit of news coming for you next week, as well.”
Speaking earlier this week, Fury told Hearn that he believes he’ll knock Joshua out when they end up meeting.
He said: “I will tell you even what punch it’s gonna be, I’ll even give my game plan away.
“It’ll be a check left hook straight to the temple. His legs will go and he’ll fall on his face.”