Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua insists that sparring Tyson Fury would only help him win a future fight between the two Brits.
Since beating Andy Ruiz Jr. in their must-win rematch, AJ has offered to help the Gypsy King prepare for his upcoming bout with Deontay Wilder on February 22 in Las Vegas.
Joshua has told Sky Sports that he would like Fury to win the rematch and feels he could learn from sparring if the two were to face each other in the future.
"It's all for experience at the end of the day. What I learnt from myself and who I am - if I make a mistake once, I don't make it again," he explained.
"With Fury, sparring him for the first time, maybe for my benefit I might go in there and just batter him around the ring or he might batter me around the ring.
"If that is the case, I know I can take my notes and go back when I'm ready to fight him and correct all my wrongs.”
Fury and Joshua are both now in their early thirties and they will want to face each other in a potential unification bout while they are both in their prime, although the fight looks unlikely to happen in 2020.
The Watford fighter will now have to fight the mandatory challengers of multiple organisations in the coming year before looking to unify the division.
Joshua will likely need to defend his IBF title against Romanian Kubrat Pulev and the WBO could order Joshua to face Oleksandr Usyk, as he makes the step up to the heavyweight division. But Joshua is keen to continue learning from the best, even if it means putting himself in awkward scenarios.
"Everyone's like 'you wouldn't do it' but no one knows how my brain works. Everyone talks from their own experiences and I can only talk from my own.
"So when I say I'll go and spar Fury, it's because I have a plan in my mind that no one will really understand.
"I'll beat him."
Let’s hope we get to see these two in the ring sooner rather than later!