Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect, David Nyika is feeling at house in Tyson Fury’s health club.
Nyika (2-0, 2 KOs) has primarily based himself within the UK and is coaching alongside WBC heavyweight champion, Fury and countryman Joseph Parker within the former’s health club in Morecambe.
The 26-year-old shared six rounds of sparring with Fury, who has begun preparations for his title defence towards Dillian Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium and the New Zealander admits ‘The Gypsy King’ has made him really feel welcome.
“I’ve picked up all of the lingo,” Nyika told proboxing-fans.com.
“I do know all of the slang now, so I really feel like I’m correct a part of the household.
“I’m a Morecambe lad, I’m a Shrimps fan, I’m all the things, it’s nice.”
Nyika, a standout novice who received gold medals at consecutive Commonwealth video games, turned skilled in February 2021 knocking out Jesse Maio on the undercard of Parker’s victory over Junior Fa in Auckland.
The towering Hamilton native then secured a bronze medal for his nation on the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics, earlier than selecting up his second skilled win when Anthony Carpin retired after the primary spherical of their conflict on the undercard of Parker’s rematch win over Derek Chisora in December in Manchester.
Nyika, who’s coached by former middleweight world champion, Andy Lee is seeking to have an energetic 12 months and capitalise on latest sparring with the likes of WBO cruiserweight world champion, Lawrence Okolie, earlier than pushing on for titles subsequent 12 months.
“I’ve bought a few outings within the subsequent few months the world over,” he added.
“I can’t announce precisely the place they’re or when they’re in the mean time.
“However, I’m enthusiastic about getting within the ring, as a result of it already appears like its been a very long time.
“I’m match, I’m in good condition, I’ve been in coaching camp with Lawrence Okolie for his struggle [against Michal Cieslak].
“I’m in nice form, I’m able to go, I may struggle tomorrow if I needed to.
“I’d wish to be 5-0 by the tip of the 12 months. 5-0 can be superb after which the following 12 months, perhaps six fights and by that point I’ll be pushing for titles.”
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