TYSON FURY and Joseph Parker are BANNED from sparring each other as it is "not going to end well".
The heavyweight pair have struck a formidable friendship in recent years and are now training partners.
Fury even advised Parker to link up with former world champion Andy Lee when the New Zealander was searching for a new coach.
But Lee does not allow the duo to spar in camp – as he fears for the worst.
Lee told Queensbury Promotion’s YouTube: "No, I don’t let them spar.
"It’s two alpha males in that type of environment, you know it won’t end well.
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"Someone landing a good punch, the other one trying – it’s not going to end well, so keep them apart.”
Parker, 30, has set up base in Britain with Lee and Fury's home training base in Morecombe.
The ex-WBO champ is training for his pay-per-view headline bout with unbeaten Joe Joyce, 36, next Saturday in Manchester.
Joyce is currently the WBO mandatory challenger for the belt held by Oleksandr Usyk, 35.
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Although he will fight Parker for the "interim" title, meaning should Usyk vacate his strap, the winner would be elevated.
And with a guaranteed shot at the belt as it is, Joyce has taken an almighty risk by agreeing to face Parker in the meantime.
Their contract does included a rematch option for Joyce, if he is beaten.
And in an interview with iD Boxing, Parker said: "I know deep down I back myself 100 percent to beat anyone.
"I want to beat Joyce first, twice, I have to beat him in September, have a rematch and beat him again then I'm free to fight anybody.
"He's not even champion so he shouldn't have a rematch clause, but it's one of those things where they weren't going to make the fight happen unless it was in place.
"I don't need a rematch clause, for the Joshua fight I didn't need a rematch clause because I backed myself and I back myself now.
"I think it shows a little weakness. Because the first time we negotiated with them they didn't care about a rematch clause."
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