Some people amid one or two reports on social media have suggested that Tyson Fury has scored a clean knockout out in a sparring session ahead of his fight with Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title. His trainer has now responded to the allegations.

Fury has been sparring with UK heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce in Big Bear California ahead of his December 1st showdown in LA against Wilder.

Some had suggested on social media tonight that Joyce had been knocked out by Fury in sparring.

Tyson Fury trainer Ben Davison has moved quickly to dispel these rumours:

Joyce is currently undefeated in his professional boxing career to date, like Fury, who challenges Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title on December 1st in LA.

Wilder for his part appears to have been training equally savagely and is in prime condition ahead of what promises to be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years.