Fighting for his future with Fury behind him

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Brian Phillips in Hollywood. Pic © Brian Phillips Instagram

Liverpool boxer Brian Phillips is in Los Angeles with Tyson Fury and his team as he prepares for his heavyweight title fight at the weekend.

The 25-year-old Scouser is part of the training camp as he is a sparring partner of Isaac Lowe, a former Featherweight Commonwealth Champion who is fighting on the undercard at the Staples Centre in LA.

Being part of Fury’s inner circle is a great opportunity, and Brian explained that his all involved all started when his phone started buzzing.

Brian told JMU Journalism: “I got a text off Ben Davison, Tyson Fury’s and Isaac Lowe’s trainer, asking would I be available for sparring on these dates. It was a decision I had to take with both hands if I wanted to continue with my boxing career.”

Former undisputed title holder Tyson Fury will fight Deontay Wilder on December 1st for the WBC World Heavyweight Championship.

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Mr Phillips explained how he has experienced Fury’s huge character day to day, saying: “It’s great, I’m learning a lot, he’s inspiring and funny. I have got to know him as a person, he’s kind at heart but a killer in the ring and gym.”

Brian has been working with world-renowned trainers such as Freddie Roach and Abel Sanchez and discussed how working with these boxing legends have been helping him

He told JMU Journalism: “It’s good to learn and listen from them all but one of the main men who stands out for me is Barry Robinson, who is working with Lawrence Okolie. He has been teaching a new way I’ve never seen and it’s helped me massively.”

Being part of a training camp of this magnitude has motivated Brian to come back to Liverpool and continue with development in the ring. He said: “It has definitely helped me personally. I came to this camp undecided whether I was 100% going to carry on with the sport with it being hard financially, especially with having kids at home.

“I was beaten in my last fight and now I know I have to carry on in the sport with the knowledge and experience I have picked up out here and I want to have my own camp like this.”

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