Tasman Fighters, the squad behind ex-world heavyweight champ Jai Opetaia, has thrown a counterpunch at the buzz that Opetai bailed on Tyson Fury's camp after decking the Brit in a sparring match:
"Jai just wrapped up a training and sparring stint with Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia. The rumor mill's churning out tales of a knockout in sparring, but that's all smoke, no fire.
Jai's back on Aussie soil now, gearing up for his title defense. He's stoked to bring his A-game back to Saudi Arabia," Tasman Fighters clarified in their statement.
Word on the street had it that Opetaia floored Fury after five rounds in the ring, but it looks like that's just ring talk.