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Alex Dickinson: Sparring Tyson Fury was eye-opening as a fellow heavyweight

Tyson Fury's training partner opens up on what it's like to spar heavyweight
Tyson Fury fights Sefer Seferi on his comeback (Picture: Reuters)

Tyson Fury makes his comeback on Saturday night, and although the 29-year-old has been inactive for over two years, he is still regarded as the most skilled heavyweight in the division.

The Brit schooled the great Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015 and unbeaten Liverpool heavyweight Alex Dickinson has opened up on what its like to spar Fury.

Dickinson, 5-0, was drafted in during Furys training camp and had a close up view of the former unified champions progress.

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Fury has lost over seven stone in the last eight months and is now just hours away from finally stepping back in the ring.

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And after sparring with Fury, Dickinson explained as a fellow heavyweight, it was an eye-opening experience.

He said: Ive learned a lot from Tyson. I cant believe how someone that big can do everything he can do.

Tyson Fury's training partner opens up on what it's like to spar heavyweight
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Normally a heavyweight has a strength – box on the inside or stay at range etc – but he can genuinely do everything.

Ive boxed many rounds with him. They were good spars. I felt a bit better by the end of it because Id learned so much. It was absolutely eye-opening.

He gave me a bloody nose but it was a learning experience. Hes unbelievable.

Tyson Fury's training partner opens up on what it's like to spar heavyweight
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Tyson Fury's training partner opens up on what it's like to spar heavyweight
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“Getting put under pressure by someone that big, that size, trying to keep the range when hes got all that height and keeping your head out of the way is perfect preparation. It was amazing.

Hes a gentleman as well. How people see him on social media and on TV is exactly how he is in real life. Theres no act. Hes an inspiration with what hes done boxing-wise and how he acts. He treats everyone the same. He doesnt change for the cameras.

He added: The weight is coming off Tyson and hes licking his lips looking at the world title holders.

Metro.co.uk is reporting from Manchester in association with Betfair, go here for more odds.

Tyson Fury comeback odds

Tyson Fury win 1/500

Draw 50/1

Sefer Seferi 25/1

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