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Roman Fury on Anthony Joshua fight: 'I hope it happens'

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Roman Fury, Tyson’s younger brother, makes his professional debut in Doncaster this weekend. 

Roman trains in Morecambe, like the WBC heavyweight champion, but operates a division below Tyson at cruiserweight.

“I’m excited to be making my professional debut this weekend and thank you to all the team for helping me,” Fury said, reported BoxingScene.com.

“Training alongside Tyson, Tommy [Fury], Jimmy Harrington, Joe Parker and the whole Fury team is a great experience in professional boxing and I’m learning every day. 

“I didn’t do much as an amateur and I’ve lost a lot of weight in the lead up to this. I’ve got sponsors on board I’m really grateful for who’ve allowed me to train full time and that’s only helped me get better. 

“I’m turning pro at cruiserweight and I’ve got a good opponent that always comes to fight on my pro debut, so I’m excited to get going and thanks to Jimmy and Steve Wood for getting me on in Doncaster this Saturday.” 

Fury discussed his brother’s future, saying he was hopeful that Tyson would face Antony Joshua.

He explained: “I’m not sure if the fight happens with AJ and I hope it happens, because Tyson wins that fight every day, it’s not a hard fight for Tyson. 

“[Oleksandr] Usyk is the same, Tyson is too big for Usyk and that will prove a big factor in the fight. For me, the hardest fight for Tyson is Joe Joyce. His engine is ridiculous, and that proves anyone a problem. Tyson is the number one at heavyweight, but Joyce is number two.” 

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