Tyson Fury is backing 26-year-old David Adeleye as the future of the heavyweight division.
Fury and Adeleye are training partners so the WBC heavyweight champion has seen firsthand how good Adeleye is. He is now calling him the future of the heavyweight division and believes he will be a champion for a long time.
“David Adeleye is the future of this division. I told him the other night in the changing rooms, I said, ‘You’ve got believe in yourself Dave, because you’re going to take over the division, mate.’ And he’s great sparring, very very good sparring. If he was no good to me, then I wouldn’t bring him into my training camps,” Fury told BT Sport’s Chatterbox (via BoxingScene). “But he gives excellent work, so I keep bringing him in – ever since the second Wilder fight. I keep bringing him in time and time again. He keeps learning, keeps listening and he can be the next Lancaster Bomber I think for sure.”
David Adeleye is 10-0 as a pro with nine of his wins by KO. The Brit doesn’t any known wins, but Fury has seen his skillset firsthand and the two train so often, the champ has put Adeleye on his insurance for his car.
“I’ve been here for so long now, I mean ask Tyson I’ve been insured on his car for the last three years. Even when I’m not up there I’m insured on his car so I give him a text, ‘Tyson, can I get the car?’ He gives me his car, ‘Dave, are you still insured on it?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, we’re still on the insurance.’ But yeah, you kind of get used to it and you’re always learning, like I said I’m like a sponge,” Adeleye said. I go there, I sit down and observe everyone and any questions I do have I just ask and get the answers.”
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