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'If you can hit me, you can hit Deontay Wilder': Tyson Fury's sparring partner lifts the lid on training camp and how his 'quick, sharp' style shaped Gypsy King's historic victory Tyson Fury dominated Deontay Wilder last week to win the WBC world title  He battered the American to give him his first loss despite being the underdog  Pundits have praised Fury's tactics but his sparring partner was the unsung hero Jared Anderson says his quick style helped prepare Fury for his Wilder bout 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 10:15 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 10:29 GMT, 3 March 2020

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The unsung hero of Tyson Fury's stunning win over Deontay Wilder has been revealed as teenage prospect Jared Anderson, who was the Gypsy King's main sparring partner and helped prepare him with his speed and evasive style.

Anderson, who is only 20, said he wasn't brought in to imitate Wilder's style but to instead keep Fury on his toes and give him the confidence to throw punches even against a fighter that moves quickly.

Fury broke Wilder down throughout their heavyweight contest in Las Vegas and eventually stopped him in the seventh round having floored him twice to become the WBC world champion. He impressed particularly with his ability to put Wilder on the back foot while also dodging his big punches.

Jared Anderson was Tyson Fury's main sparring partner and prepared him for Deontay Wilder

Jared Anderson was Tyson Fury's main sparring partner and prepared him for Deontay Wilder

The Gypsy King shocked the world by beating the US fighter to become WBC world champion

The Gypsy King shocked the world by beating the US fighter to become WBC world champion

Anderson had a direct influence on that game-plan and said he tried to give Fury plenty to think about in sparring to sharpen him up.

'If you can hit me, then you've got some speed and technique,' he told Sky Sports.

'That's our biggest point. I'm shorter, hard to hit, a little faster. That was the point made after our first sparring session. He knew that if he could hit me, he could definitely hit Wilder.'

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