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Tyson Fury giving Jermaine Franklin tips on how to beat Dillian Whyte as American eyes future fight with Anthony Joshua

JERMAINE FRANKLIN is getting tips on how to beat Dillian Whyte from Tyson Fury.

The America, who fights Whyte later this month, also has eyes on a future fight with Anthony Joshua.

Jermaine Franklin with boxing writer Steve Farhood
Tyson Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte in April

Fury knocked out Whyte in April at Wembley, which was the last time either stepped foot inside the ring.

The WBC champion, 34, returns on December 3 at Tottenham’s stadium in a trilogy bout with Derek Chisora, 38.

And he has called on the services of Franklin, 29, for sparring, with the US heavyweight preparing for his own fight with Whyte, 34, on November 26.

It has given the undefeated contender the perfect chance to get inside knowledge from Fury.

Franklin told Lord Ping: “Yes I will ask and have asked Fury about how to beat Whyte. It was pretty much general advice – work your game plan.

“As I continue to spar with him in the coming days he will give me more advice on what to do. I will say this, Fury and I are pretty much alike.

“We love to joke around; we love boxing and we have big personalities.

“Sparring with Fury so far has shown me I can hang with him in the ring.


“I know some hater out there will say ‘yeah right’ but I know now I have the skills to compete and win at that level.

“Check back in a week and I will let you know what other secrets Fury gives me about Whyte.”

Joshua, 33, is due to return next year following consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, 35.

And his promoter Eddie Hearn warned Franklin could earn a shot at AJ if he beats Whyte at Wembley Arena.

Franklin said: “I’m focusing on Dillian Whyte right now. I will address that if that happens.

“Of course I would love to fight Joshua or someone on that level. I want to show I’m the best by beating the best.

“If Joshua and I get in the ring, I would love that. I respect his game but I feel I will win.”

Anthony Joshua is set to return next year

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