Man Utd legend agrees to be a part of Tyson Fury camp and spar ahead of Usyk match

Some unexpected news from the Tyson Fury camp this week. Apparently Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has agreed to be a part of Fury’s camp to prepare for Usyk unification bout.

Rooney made his money in football where he was active for over a decade. He retired in 2021 when he was named as a permanent boss of Derby County – a team relegated from the Championship.

He was 35 years old at the time he chose to retire, he’s now 37.

Meanwhile 34 year old Tyson Fury enlisted Rooney’s services during the camp to prepare to face Oleksandr Usyk.

Rooney was ringside at Wembley to watch Fury ease past Derek Chisora earlier this month.

Fury then invited Rooney to a spar with him in order to impersonate the 6ft 3in Usyk. This is an interesting choice considering Rooney is just 5 ft 9 in (176cm).

Fury told ITV over the weekend: “I spoke to Wayne [Rooney] last night and he’s well up for it. But he’s a right-handed person, so he’s got to switch up to be southpaw left-handed.

“So we’re going to bring Wayne in for preparation for Usyk.”

When asked if it was a joke, Fury responded: “No very very serious.

“He’s agreed, so he’s going to come into camp for around four weeks to help me.”

The Gypsy King added: “I’m a big fan of his.”

Fury originally told talkSPORT last week: “He’s a massive boxing fan, he comes from a boxing family as well.

“So, hopefully, we can have a little spar in the future sometime.

“I do need someone smaller to prepare for Usyk. Wayne, if you’re listening, get on the blower, son!”